Antique Tulip Design Spatter Ware Covered Staffordshire Sugar Bowl
Description: Antique spatter or granite ware large covered sugar with lid. This sugar is decorated with a red and blue tulip design with a black stem and green leaves. The sugar has two side handles again in the shape of a tulip and the top is an octagonal scalloped shape. The lid is also octagonal and domed with a tent like finial with 7 sides. The entire piece has the typical blue sponge decoration of this style stoneware pottery. A great early sugar with an intact lid. This pottery was made in Staffordshire in the 1830s and later to satisfy the so called unrefined taste of the Colonial (American) market. It was used in Southeast Pennsylvania as the every day pottery. Now it is a favorite for collectors.
Origin: Staffordshire, England
Size: 7" at its widest including the handles, 7 3/4" high including the lid, the octagonal base is 4" by 4", the top opening is 5 3/8 from corner to corner.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Very nice piece of Americana art pottery. Just a very rare piece in great shape wit it original intact lid. It comes with a note to the buyer from the dealer dated December 1946 indicating a competition for the piece by several buyers and explains that the piece has two small chips and why the lid is of a slightly different color than the rest of the bowl. Apparently the original owner used to wash and scrub the bowl regularly but not the lid.
Condition: Bowl is in excellent condition. It has no breaks, hairlines, or repairs. It has general crazing to the glaze, which is difficult to see but is there. It also has two small chips on the underside of two corners of the octagonal top. Please see photos to appreciate the quality and condition of this beautiful card case. Because of these issues we are selling this piece "AS IS" with no reserve and starting at a fraction of its value.