Also Called :

Cuspidors

Rarity :

Very Rare

Age :

Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$1,750.-$2,250. (earlier); $1,400.-$1,800. (later)

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

7 7/8″ top diameter x 6 3/4″ high; 6″ wide base rim

8 3/8″ top diameter x 5 5/8″ high; 6 5/8″ wide base rim

8 1/8″ top diameter x 6 3/8″ high; 6 1/8″ wide base rim

4th Spittoon: 7 5/8″ top diameter x 7 1/4″ high; 6 1/4″ wide base rim

5th Spittoon:

 

Weight :

Left to Right:

4 lbs. 2 oz.

5 lbs. 2 oz.

4 lbs.

4th spittoon: 4 lbs. 6 oz.

5th Spittoon: 

Provenance :

Lefty To Right:

Sloan’s (MD)-1990
1991
1965

4th Spittoon: 1991

5th Spittoon: Private Collection

Availability :

 

Description: Here are 5 Spittoons composed of two types. The 3 in the first pictures are earlier and have the typical Canton pattern. These three have the rain cloud border on the wide 2 1/2″–2 3/4″ inside of the top lips, they each have a blue band and 4 swastika like symbols under the lips. The 4th & 5th spittoons are very much alike and are of latter manufacture. They replace the rain cloud borders inside the wide lips with 2 sprays of flowers, can you see the birds sitting on the branches in each? The rain cloud borders are barely discernible on the outside of the tiny (1/2″) rims. To see the birds and rain cloud borders use the zoom or blowup functions. Also, the swastika like symbols are replaced by typical house & sampan vignettes. Except for the flowers, these spittoons are more poorly painted than the first 3 spittoons.

All the spittoons have glazed bottoms and are well designed for their purpose.

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