Sugar Bowl

Japanned sugar bowl with straight tapered sides on a short flared foot and a low-domed, stepped and flared, gilt-banded cover topped by a cast rosette knop. Obscured painted decoration features four red circular fruits or flowers with curved, candy-striped white and alizarin overtones, probably separated yellow and green leaflets. No marks. Cover is a later replacement.
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
ca 1800-1850
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (bowl rim material)
asphaltum (bowl decoration material)
paint (bowl decoration material)
metal, white (cover handle material)
gold (cover decoration material)
overall: 4 3/16 in x 4 1/8 in; 10.63625 cm x 10.4775 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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