Also Called :

Sugar Bowls

Rarity :


Age :

Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century

Price Range :

$100.-$200. Depending on size.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

4 1/4″ diameter x 4 3/4″ tall; Without top: 3 3/4″ tall

3 5/8″ diameter x 4″ tall; Without top: 2 7/8″ tall

Weight :

Left to Right:

Total Weight: 14 oz.;  Top: 3 oz.;  Bowl: 11 oz.

Total Weight:  9 oz.;  Top: 2 oz.;  Bowl: 7 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:


Village Antiques, Sandwich, MA-1965

Availability :


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.

These two late Tapered Ball Shaped sugar bowls are unusual for 3 reasons: they do not have a rain cloud borders either on the top or bottom, the bowls have loop shaped handles with tangs or tails at the end of the loops, and they have blue ball knobs. The porcelain is white without the usual firing imperfections we see on the early Canton pieces. The bottoms are glazed and the tops sits on top of the rims and have flanges that sit inside the bowls.  We have never seen matching teapots or creamers.

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