Chinoiserie sugar bowl, c.1800

Brown glazed earthenware sugar bowl with yellow transfer-printed “willow-style” decoration, measures 4-1/2″ tall. For many years this type of pottery was called “Portobello ware”, referring to the area in Scotland where these pieces were made.

Most likely an itinerant tinsmith replaced the original broken pottery lid with one nicely made of tin, with a push pin shaped knob.

This example shows what the original lid may have looked like.

Photo courtesy of Dora Landey Antiques

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One Response to “Chinoiserie sugar bowl, c.1800”

  1. quy says:

    hi there, i’ve got the most beautiful 18th century make do- let me know if you’re interested in seeing it and i’ll send you some images

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