Also Called :
Sweetmeat Dishes, Curry Dishes, Casserole Dishes
Mid 19th Century
Price Range :
Overall: 6 3/8″ diameter x 8″ tall
Top Diameter: 6 5/8″ Top Height (brass ring not included): 1″
Each Section: 6 3/8″ diameter x 1 3/4″ high
Total Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz.
Top: 12 oz.
Sections: 1 lb. 4 oz.+ each
Celeste Koster, Chatham, NY-1966
Description: These sweetmeat stacks are in the Canton pattern absent the rain cloud border. We have not seen any with that feature and the set in Herbert Schiffer’s book does not have the rain cloud border either. The covers have a brass ring that is bolted through a hole and secured by a screw inside. Each piece in the stack had twisted brass handles on the sides. Each piece fits into the one below and are easily stackable. What is interesting is that all the bottoms are glazed and none have a flat bottom which would indicate it should be the bottom piece. We would like to see more examples to confirm this and that these stacks are only found in 4 tiers. They were used to serve hot foods.
The first and second pictures show the front and back decoration, the third picture shows the handle sides and the brass ring standing up and with the Campbell soup tin to give perspective. The last picture shows the individual pieces, front left shows a bottom and front right is the cover.
Very similar are single round sweetmeat dishes with flat knobs and the traditional twisted brass handles. They have the Canton pattern including the rain cloud border on all the covers. They have flat unglazed bottoms and are not stackable. These are separately listed in this gallery.