Also Called :

Vegetable Dishes, Covered Serving Dishes, Covered Vegetable Dishes

Rarity :

Common/Scarce

Age :

Early to Late 19th Century

Price Range :

$250.-$600. Depending on size.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

Base: 9 3/4″ wide x 11 3/8″ long x 2 5/8″ high; Top: 9 1/4″ wide x 10 3/4″ long x 4 1/4″ high; Total Height: 6 5/8″

Base: 8 1/2″ wide x 9 5/8″ long x 2 1/4″ high; Top: 7 7/8″ wide x 9″ long x 3 3/8″ high; Total Height: 5 1/2″

Base: 8″ wide x 9 1/4″ long x 2 7/8″ high; Top: 7″ wide 8 1/4″ long x 2 7/8″ high; Total Height: 5 1/4″

Base: 7″ wide x 8 1/4″ long x 2 3/8″ high; Top: 6″ wide x 7 3/8″ long x 2 3/4″ high; Total Height: 5″

Base: 6″ wide x 7 1/8″ long x 1 7/8″ high

Weight :

Left to Right:

Total Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. Base: 3 lbs. 10 oz. Top: 2 lbs. 3 oz.———-Total Weight: 3 lbs. 12 oz. Base: 2 lbs. 3 oz. Top: 1 lb. 9 oz.——–Total Weight: 3 lbs. 15 oz. Base: 2 lbs. 12 oz. Top: 1 lb. 3 oz.———Total Weight: 2 lbs. 10 oz. Base: 1 lb. 12 oz. Top: 14 oz.———Weight (base only): 1 lb. 4 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

Richard Withington Auction, Hillsboro, NH-1991

Robert Skinner Auction, Bolten, MA-1988

Fontaine’s Auction, Pittsfield, MA-1991

DeCaro Auction, Odessa, DE-1989

O’Rundle Gilbert, Kennett Square, PA-1966

Availability :

 

Description:  Although quite common the very largest and the smallest rectangular vegetable dishes are considered scarce. Shown are 5 graduated covered rectangular vegetable dishes from 7 1/8″ long to 11 3/8″ long.  All have domed tops that are crowned by pineapple knobs. Note that in the last picture the smaller knob is not only smaller but the shape has changed. Each top has indented corners that match the bottoms that are also indented. All are nicely decorated with the Canton scene and rain cloud border on the tops and bottoms. All bottoms are glazed and have flowers on each of the bottom’s 4 sides.

Our smallest dish, 7 1/8″ long (the one without a top) is very unusual, we have been looking for a top for it for 40+ years. The very largest dishes are also hard to find. Herbert Schiffer stated that they go up to 13″ long but we have not seen one beyond 11 3/8″ long.

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