This stunning 200 year old Georgian lidded sugar bowl is a perfect piece for an antique collector. Dating to circa 1800 , it is such a delight that this sugar bowl has survived into the 21st century. Perfect as an ornamental centre piece on a dining table or side cabinet or to serve petit chocolates and macaroons. Sugar bowls during the 18th century were large in size due to the crude and large pieces of sugar it held. Sugar at that time were sold as sugar loaves and a sugar nip (special iron cutters were used to cut off required chunks).
The first thing that will strike you about this piece is the finial, rather elegant compared to the rest of the body, which is more sturdy and heavy. The two handles on either side of the bowl are a scrolled shape with highlighted gilding accentuating the curves. The body of the sugar bowl is decorated with hand painted pretty floral garlands of blue flowers and pink leaves. Gilded vines and leaves bring a lushness to the porcelain. The sugar bowl sits on a pedestal base which has a gilded rim. Going back to the finial, this is rather pretty, painted with striking small blue flowers connected by gold vines and pink leaves. In the centre there is raised molding at the base of a scrolled pointed top.
Height from base to tip of finial 17.5cm
Width from end of each handle 19.5cm
Condition: In excellent antique condition. Nice bright colours. Some wear to the gilding in places. No chips, cracks or crazing, a beautiful piece. (Click on About Our China for more details on condition).
No back stamp or makers mark on base. This is normal for older pieces.