Also Called :

—–

Rarity :

Scarce

Age :

Early to End of 19th Century

Price Range :

$300.-$650. Depending on size.

Dimensions :

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4 1/2″ diameter x 5 1/2″ high

4 1/4″ diameter x 5 3/8″ high

4″ diameter x 5 1/8″ high

4 1/4″ diameter x 4 5/8″ high

3 3/4″ diameter x 4 3/8″ high

3 3/4″ diameter x 4″ high

3 1/8″ diameter x 3 3/4″ high

3 1/4″ diameter x 3 3/8″ high

2 1/2″ diameter x 3″ high

Weight :

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1 lb. 13 oz.—–1 lb. 12 oz.—–1 lb. 6 oz.—–1 lb. 6 oz.—–1 lb. 2 oz.—–1 lb. 1 oz.—–10 oz.—–11 oz.—–6.2 oz.

Provenance :

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1965

1967

1989

1965

Sotheby’s, NYC-1965

Sotheby’s, NYC-1965

DeCaro Auction, Odessa, DE-1989

1989

1966

Availability :

 

Description:  Mugs are a very desirable and popular Canton form. They are all straight sided, have twisted handles, unglazed bottoms, no decoration inside, sturdy and heavy. They should not be confused with straight sided, light weight cups or the very rare loop handle, bulbous sided, slightly scalloped and flared rim shaving mug.

Pictured here are 9 mugs ranging from 5 1/2″ tall to a very small 3″ one. Herbert Schiffer says they “…are usually between three and a-half and seven inches tall.” We have not seen any beyond the largest pictured here at 5 1/2″. The largest mug here can hold 1 quart & 4 ounces (36 fl.oz), the smallest about 6 oz. The rain cloud borders all have the clouds at the bottom of the borders with the exception of one example Schiffer pictures on page 128 with the clouds at the top.

In museum collections mugs are usually paired with Cider Jugs so that was probably their original use.

Pricewise, tiny mugs or very large sized ones bring the highest amounts.

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