Also Called :
Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century
Price Range :
4 1/2″ diameter x 5 5/8″ tall; Without top: 4 3/8″ tall
Total Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz.; Top: 4 oz.; Bowl: 1 lb.
Hutter Auction, NYC-2012
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 Pear 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 picture of the flags and the 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 blue spot and an air hole. The porcelain is very white without the usual firing imperfections we see on the early Canton pieces. The bottom is glazed and the top has a deep flange that sits inside the bottom to help secure the top. This sugar bowl is part of a tea set and is pictured with its matching creamer and teapot in the last picture.