The Crowing Rooster of Yellow Garage Antiques present a unique early 19th century sugar cutter. Prior to the Victorian invention of granulated sugar, it was transported in large cone-shaped sugar loaves. Refined liquid sugar was poured into a conical mold with a small hole at one end. The syrupy, uncrystallized sugar would slowly drip through the hole creating a large “sugarloaf”! One could purchase the entire paper wrapped “sugarloaf” or a large lump of sugar broken from a loaf using a hammer and chisel. Once home, the housewife or maid would still need to cut the sugar into smaller more manageable sized pieces using a common household kitchen tool, the sugar cutter.
Crowing Rooster’s sugar cutter is in original beautiful condition. Fine cutters such as this sat on a stand allowing the cook to apply their full strength forcing the sharp blades through the sugar. The inlaid walnut wooden base with its rich patina supports the half moon blades and turned handle. The manufacturer’s mark, Timmil & Sons, can still be clearly seen. Outstanding in both form and function this sugar cutter offers an opportunity to own an exceptional early 19th century kitchen utensil for display in your home or business.
Base Length: 11 7/8”
Arm Length: 13 1/4”