Also Called :
Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century
Price Range :
4 5/8″ diameter x 5 1/8″ tall; Without top: 4 1/2″ tall
Total Weight: 1 lb. 3 oz.; Top: 2 oz.; Bowl: 1 lb. 1 oz.
Bihler & Coger-1965
Description: Canton Sugar Bowls and their accompanying teapots and creamers make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Designations that have come into common useage will be physical descriptions of the bowls such as “Drum Shape”, “Pear Shape”, “Ball Shape”, “Barrel Shape” and “Conical Shape”. In buying any sugar bowl make sure the top fits well.
This Ball Shaped sugar bowl is one of a series of very late sugar bowls which we call the “Flag Series” as they have a group of flags on one side that does not appear on the early Canton sugar bowls (see closeup picture of the flags and top). They are also distinguished by a pyramid/triangle border on the tops and a rain cloud border on the bowls.
This sugar bowl has 2 loop handles and a white ball knob with a star like decoration. The porcelain is very white without the usual firing imperfections we see on the early Canton pieces. The bottom is glazed and the top fits into an inset place and has a deep flange that helps secure the top. This sugar bowl is part of a tea set and is pictured with its matching teapot in the last picture.