Also Called :

Pin Trays, Dresser Trays

Rarity :

Rare

Age :

Mid 19th century–1920

Price Range :

$250.–$400.; $800. for the extra large example.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

8 1/4″ wide x 11 1/8″ long x 3/4″ high

5 1/4″ wide x 7 1/2″ long x 5/8″ high

4 7/8″ wide x 7 1/8″ long x 1/2″ high

4 1/2″ wide x 5 3/4″ long x 3/8″ high

Weight :

Left to Right:

1 lb. 2 oz.

8 oz.

7oz.

6 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

Private Collector

Sanders & Mock Auction, New London, NH-1990

Celeste Koster, Old Chatham, NY-1966

1965

Availability :

 

Description: Believed to be used as dresser or pin trays. We have recently added a larger example, maybe a second larger one will surface some day. All four shown have lips ranging from 1/4″ to 5/8″. #2 does not have a rain cloud border. #s 1, 3 & 4 do have the typical rain cloud borders. Only #1 has outside decoration, probably because there is more room for the decoration. All have completely unglazed bottoms except #4 that is marked “CHINA” with a glaze patch over the “CHINA”.

These are rare and useful Canton forms.

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