Also Called :
Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century
Price Range :
4″ diameter x 5 1/8″ tall; Without top: 4″ tall
Total Weight: 12 oz.; Top: 2 oz.; Bowl: 10 oz.
Alice Kaplan, E. Norwich, NY-1990
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 late Pear Shaped sugar bowl has a rain cloud border on the top only, has loop handles with leaves on them, and has a round blue ball knob. The bowl is earlier then some sugar bowls but not as early as the twisted handled bowls. The bottom is glazed and the top sits on the rim and has a medium flange that prevents it from falling out. We have never seen a matching teapot or creamer for this bowl.