Presented here is a Ceramic Arts Company American Belleek porcelain sugar bowl that dates between 1889 and 1894.
Provenance: This sugar bowl was in the same family from 1889 to 2006. The piece was a wedding gift to a family member in 1889 and was a display item for most of the time it belonged to the family. It has been in storage since 2006.
The sugar bowl has the Ceramic Arts Company American Belleek pallette hallmark in green that was used by the porcelain maker between 1889 and 1894 before the company was taken over by Lenox. The bowl is hand-painted in the Art Nouveau French design "Roses and Jewels." The porcelain is a cream white color and the painting is in French Tourquoise with gold garlands decorated with pink and yellow roses. The piece is in very good condition showing no signs of use and being without chips or scratches. The hand painting is in perfect condition as well. The style is "square plinth pedestal" and measures 5 inches from the base of the pedestal to the gold-paint finial of the lid. It is 6 1/2 inches from the outer edge of one handle to the outer edge of the other handle. The bowl has a diameter of 4 1/2 inches with the opening being 2 1/4 inches. The lid measures 3 inches across.
This antique sugar bowl is a beautiful piece of American porcelain history and would make a fine addition to any collection of porcelain art. It has been professionally packed and being offered as free shipping.
American Belleek sugar bowl