Also Called :
Hot Water Dishes
Early to Mid 19th Century
Price Range :
$1,200.-$1600. Depending on size & if top is present.
Top: 10 3/8″ wide x 13″ long x 4 5/8″ high
Bottom: 10 3/4″ wide x 14 3/4″ long (handle to handle) x 2 1/2″ high
Total Height: 7 1/8″
Total: 9 lbs. 3 oz.—–Top: 3 lbs. 5 oz.—–Bottom: 5 lbs. 14 oz.
Sanders & Mock Auction, New London, NH-1990
Description: This mamouth, covered oblong Hot Water Dish has an oblong top. The top fits into an inset rim. First, hot water would be poured into the bottom bowl thru the spout, food placed on the dish and the top placed. Unlike other Hot Water Dishes without covers, these would keep the food warm for a longer time.
Both the top and bottom have the typical Canton scene. Only the bottom has the rain cloud border. There are 6 flowers arranged around the outside bottom rim. The bottom is glazed. The top has a very large (2 1/4″ long x 1 1/4″ high) Pineapple knob that is easy to grab. This knob has 5 breathing holes. See the last picture for a knob closeup. The HWD is nicely decorated. Note that if a top is missing the value of a HWD is reduced substantially. This oblong covered HWD is very rare. We have never seen any other of this particular type but, no doubt, there maybe others probably smaller.