8 in HIGH x 5.25 in WIDE x 4.5 in DEEP
(20.32 cm HIGH x 13.33 cm WIDE x 11.43 cm DEEP)
Gift of Joan Pearson Watkins

Container/lid. Description: a: White porcelain sugar bowl with handles. b:lid. This is not porcelain. It's plain whiteware. - G. Hackett 11/89. From the history information station: Object: Sugar bowl with lid. Made of white earthenware, or whiteware, a fine clay used since the early 19th century for factory-produced household dishes. Made in the U.S. or England. History: Before the Civil War white sugar was an expensive treat. All but the wealthiest people used white sugar only for special desserts and at tea parties, where it was served in decorative sugar bowls like this one. On the frontier people used brown sugar or honey or molasses most of the time, but even in the cupboaard a sugar bowl was a visible reminder of the social rituals of Eastern settled life and "polite society."

Used: sugar ~ bowl

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