Also Called :
Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century
Price Range :
4 1/8″ diameter x 3 7/8″ tall; Without top: 2 1/2″ tall
Total Weight: 10 oz.; Top: 3 oz.; Bowl: 7 oz.
Alice Kaplan, E. Norwich, NY-1988\
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 Squat Shaped sugar bowl is unusual for 3 reasons: it does not have a rain cloud border either on the top or bottom, the bowl has unusual shaped handles with 3 holes in them (2 are quite tiny), and it has a “T” shaped blue knob. The porcelain is white without the usual firing imperfections we see on the early Canton pieces. The bottom is glazed and the top has a shallow flange that sits inside the bowl. We have never seen a matching teapot or creamer.