Also Called :

Hot Water Dishes

Rarity :


Age :

Early to Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$450.-$550. Value decreases substantially if top missing.

Dimensions :

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Total Height: 5″   Top Diameter:  8 1/8″   Bottom:  9 7/8″ diameter x 2 5/8″ high

Total Height: 5″   Top Diameter:  8 1/4″   Bottom:  9 1/2″ diameter x 2 3/4″ high

Total Height: 4 3/4″   Top Diameter:  7 5/8″   Bottom:  9 5/8″ diameter x 2 5/8″

Weight :

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Total weight: 4 lbs. 9 oz.–Top: 1 lb. 6 oz.–Bottom: 3 lbs. 3 oz.;——-4 lbs. 9 oz.–Top: 1 lb. 5 oz.–Base: 3 lbs. 4 oz.———4 lbs. 1 oz.–Top: 1 lb.–Base: 3 lbs. 1 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

Litchfield Auction Gallery, CT-1989

William Smith Auction, Plainfield, NH-2002

Litchfield Auction Gallery, CT-1991

Availability :


Description:  These round Hot Water Dishes have round tops. The tops do not fit into inset rims. 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 tops and bottoms have the typical Canton scene and rain cloud borders. The bottoms are glazed. The tops have large berry knobs in a mushroom shape that are easy to grab. They are 1 3/8″ wide x 1″ high. Each knob has a breathing hole. See last 2 pictures for knob closeups. The HWDs are nicely decorated. Note that if a top is missing the value of a HWD is reduced substantially. Round covered HWDs are not as rare as octagonal covered HWDs.

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