Also Called :

Sweetmeat Dishes, Curry Dishes, Casserole Dishes

Rarity :

Rare

Age :

Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$550.-$750. Depending on size.

Dimensions :

Left to right:

Overall: 9 1/4″ diameter x 5 1/4″ high; Top Diameter: 8 1/2″

Overall: 7 1/2″ diameter x 4 1/8″ high; Top Diameter: 6 7/8″

Overall: 5 1/8″  diameter x 3 1/8″ high; Top Diameter: 4 5/8″

Weight :

Left to Right:

Total Weight: 5 lbs. 1 oz.; Top: 1 lb. 6 oz.; Bottom: 3 lbs. 11 oz.

Total Weight: 2 lbs. 8 oz.; Top: 10 oz.; Bottom: 1 lb. 14 oz.

Total Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz.;  Top: 5 oz.; Bottom: 15 oz.

Provenance :

Left to right:

Sloan’s, MD-1990

1988

1991

Availability :

 

Description: These three dishes are single units unlike the Sweetmeat Stacks. They do not stack and they all have unglazed bottoms. All the bottoms have slight rims and in three places the rims are cut out producing three very low wide legs. They also differ in that they have flat, blue painted knobs not brass rings. Another difference is that they have rain cloud borders on the tops, the stack units do not. They were used to serve hot foods.

The pictures show all three together, their tops, their sides with the handle knobs, the interiors and the unglazed bottoms. Like the Sweetmeat Stacks, these singles have double knobs on each side to hold the traditional twisted brass handles.

We have seen an orphan top 9″ in diameter, slightly larger than the top (8 1/2″) that fits the largest dish shown here.

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