TRAYS-DIAMOND SHAPE

This diamond shape tray is different than the similar 4 loop trays. It is more finely painted and the loop border is integrated into the outer xxxxx border. Also, the sides are more slanted than the almost upright sides of the 4 loop trays. There are no outside decorations and the bottom is unglazed. This is the only example of this form we have seen. Accordingly, we would rate this form as very rare and it would be useful as a pin or dresser tray.

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TILES-HEXAGONAL

All tiles are useful and decorative on the table. They are used to place hot teapots or dishes on to protect wood table tops. Tiles have 5 different shapes: round--square--hexagonal--octagonal--chamfered corners. None of the 5 different tiles we have seen, have rain cloud borders with one exception. That exception is a 7" large round tile possibly because there was more space to add the border. Hexagonal, octagonal and chamfered corner tiles are rarer than round and square tiles and chamfered and hexagonal are the rarest of all.

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TILES-CHAMFERED CORNERS

All tiles are useful and decorative on the table. They are used to place hot teapots or dishes on to protect wood table tops. Tiles have 5 different shapes: round--square--hexagonal--octagonal--chamfered corners. None of the 5 different tiles we have seen, have rain cloud borders with one exception. That exception is a 7" large round tile possibly because there was more space to add the border. Hexagonal, octagonal and chamfered corner tiles are rarer than round and square tiles and chamfered and hexagonal are the rarest of all.

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TEAPOTS-PEAR SHAPE (Curved Spout)

Canton Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Pots make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Therefore, we have listed all of them under "Teapots". Designations that have come into common useage such as "Censor", "Dome-Top", "Lighthouse" will be used as well as physical descriptions such as "Drum Shape", "Pear Shape" and "Conical Shape". In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.

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TEAPOTS-DRUM SHAPE (Wire Handle, Curved Spout)

Canton Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Pots make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Therefore, we have listed all of them under "Teapots". Designations that have come into common usage such as "Censor", "Dome-Top", "Lighthouse" will be used as well as physical descriptions such as "Drum Shape" and "Pear Shape". In buying any teapot make sure the top fits well.

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TEA CADDIES-SQUARE

An unusual Canton piece, this square caddy has 4 butterflies on top of the base and on the outer edges there are 8 bats. The rest of the caddy has the typical Canton scene and the rain cloud border only appears around the top. The caddy has 4 corner feet. Note: as many tea caddy tops have been broken or lost, their presence adds considerably to the caddy's value. This caddy's top is glazed on the inside and fits over a glazed throat. Some caddies have unglazed throats and insides of the tops. Be careful when you buy that they match in this regard.

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TEA CADDIES-HEXAGONAL (Non-Equal Sides)

A very rare Canton piece. It has 2 flowers on top of the base. The rest of the caddy has the typical Canton scene and the rain cloud border only appears around the top. The caddy has 6 corner feet. Note: as many tea caddy tops have been broken or lost, their presence adds considerably to the caddy's value. This caddy's top is unglazed on the inside and fits over an unglazed throat. Some caddies have glazed throats and glazed insides of the tops. Be careful when you buy tea caddies that they match in this regard.

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TEA CADDIES-HEXAGONAL (Equal Sides)

A very rare if not unique Canton hexagonal tea caddy. The sides are equal in width and the typical Canton scene is on the sides. The rain cloud border only appears around the top. The caddy has a hexagonal base rim. Note: as many tea caddy tops have been broken or lost, their presence adds considerably to the caddy's value. This caddy's top is unglazed on the inside and fits over an unglazed throat. Some caddies have glazed throats and glazed insides of the tops. Be careful when you buy a caddy that they match in this regard.

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SPITTOONS

Here are 5 Spittoons composed of two types. The 3 in the first pictures are earlier and have the typical Canton pattern. These three have the rain cloud border on the wide 2 1/2"--2 3/4" inside of the top lips, they each have a blue band and 4 swastika like symbols under the lips. The 4th & 5th spittoons are very much alike and are of latter manufacture. They replace the rain cloud borders inside the wide lips with 2 sprays of flowers, can you see the birds sitting on the branches in each? The rain cloud borders are barely discernible on the outside of the tiny (1/2") rims. To see the birds and rain cloud borders use the zoom or blowup functions. Also, the swastika like symbols are replaced by typical house & sampan vignettes. Except for the flowers, these spittoons are more poorly painted than the first 3 spittoons. All the spittoons have glazed bottoms and are well designed for their purpose.

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POTS-MUSTARD

Mustard pots are quite rare and seldom seen. They are very similiar to Syllabub cups but there are differences. They both have berry knobs, twisted handles and glazed bottoms. Note: later Syllabubs have a ball knob and a loop handle. The most notable difference is a 1/2" wide hole in the top's rim for the mustard spoon. See the last picture to see the spoons in the pots. Another difference is the tapered sides of the pots compared to bulbous sides on the Syllabubs.

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