Inspired by the ancient pottery of Egypt, Greece, and Italy, black-bodied teawares were popular throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This sugar bowl was once believed to have belonged to Martha Washington, but its form in fact dates to a later period.

See also W-503.
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Date

1820-1860


Geography


Material/Technique

Stoneware


Dimensions

Overall: 3 7/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. (9.86 cm x 11.13 cm x 11.13 cm)
Other (Top of bowl): 3 3/8 in. x 3 3/8 in. (8.59 cm x 8.59 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer, Vice Regent for Massachusetts, 1933


Object Number

W-756


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