Also Called :
Cream Pitchers, Creamers
Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century
Price Range :
4 3/8″ diameter x 3 3/4″ tall; Without top: 2 7/8″ tall
Total Weight: 14 oz.; Top: 3 oz.; Pitcher: 11 oz.
William Bunch Auction, Woodbury, NJ-1988
Description: Canton Cream Pitchers and their accompanying teapots and sugars make up a confusing world in defining the many, many variations to be found. Designations that have come into common useage will be physical descriptions of the creamers such as “Drum Shape”, “Pear Shape”, “Ball Shape”, “Barrel Shape” and “Conical Shape”. In buying any cream pitcher make sure the top fits well.
This Squat Shaped cream pitcher is one of a series of very late cream pitchers which we call the “Flag Series” as they have a group of flags on one side that does not appear on the early Canton cream pitchers (see next to last picture of the flags and the top). They are also distinguished by a pyramid/triangle border on the tops and a rain cloud border on the creamers.
This cream pitcher has a fancy loop handle and a white ball knob with a blue spot on the top. The porcelain is very white without the usual firing imperfections we see on the early Canton pieces. The bottom is glazed and the top has a deep flange that sits inside the pitcher to help secure the top. This cream pitcher is part of a tea set and is pictured with its matching sugar bowl in the last picture.