Also Called :

Shrimp Dishes

Rarity :

Scarce

Age :

Early to Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$200.-$450.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

9 5/8″ wide x 10 1/2″ long x 2 1/8″ high

9 7/8″ wide x 10 3/8″ long x 1 5/8″ high

9 1/4″ wide x 10 3/8″ long x 1 7/8″ high

9 5/8″ wide x 10 1/4″ long x 1 7/8″ high

9 1/8″ wide x  9 7/8″ long x 1 5/8″  high

Weight :

Left to Right:

2 lbs.

2 lbs. 3 oz.

2 lbs. 1 oz.

1 lb. 11 oz.

1 lb. 8 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

Withington Auction, NH-1991

Hesse Galleries, NY-2009

1989

Withington Auction, NH-1991

1989

Availability :

ALL SOLD

Description: Shrimp dishes are one of our favorite Canton forms. These are shell shaped serving dishes and we think the most interesting aspect of them are the eyes of the shrimp! Each decoration at the wide end of the rim is different on the 5 shrimp dishes shown here. 3 of the 5 pairs of eyes have eyebrows. Then there are the alternating white and blue lines and several have 8 little projections on the rim. See the last 3 pictures for closeups.

4 of the 5 are a rich dark blue and the 5th dish in the first picture is smaller and lighter than the others and it has a significant orange peel surface. All but the smallest dish are about the same size. I have never seen significantly larger or smaller examples. All shrimp dishes have glazed bottoms.

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