Also Called :

Sugar Bowls

Rarity :


Age :

Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century

Price Range :

$125.-$225. Depending on size.

Dimensions :

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

4 3/8″ diameter x 4 1/4″ ??? tall;  Without top:  3 1/4″ tall

Weight :

Left to Right:

Total Weight:  1 lb. 3 oz.;  Top: 3 oz.;   Bowl: 1 lb.

Total Weight:  12 oz.;  Top: 3 oz.;  Bowl: 9 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:


Robert Eldred Auction, E. Dennis, MA-1966

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 are late Tapered Ball Shaped sugar bowls that have rain cloud borders on the tops only, has loop handles with leaves, and have flat blue knobs. The bowls are earlier then some sugar bowls but not as early as the twisted handled bowls.  The bottoms are glazed and the tops sit on the rims and they have small flanges that prevents the tops from falling out.  We have never seen a matching teapot or creamer for these bowls. NOTE: the top on the smaller bowl is not its proper top.

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