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Antique American Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl

  • New York, circa 1870 by Ball Black & Company
  • Dimensions: Creamer - Height - 4 3/4 inches, Spout to handle - 5 1/4 inches Sugar Bowl - Height - 4 1/4 inches, 7 1/2 inches from handle to handle

Silver cream jugs (creamer) and sugar bowls (sugar basket) are quite often sold separately but at an earlier time, were always part of a complete tea and coffee set. The creamer or milk jug, was said to be introduced by the French to accompany tea or coffee. With the introduction of sugar into Europe, the passion for this sweetner increased quickly. Therefore, the silver sugar bowl originally known as the sugar basket, was an inevitable accompaniment to the tea and coffee service.

A late Antique American Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl. Residing on 4 wing paw feet, this set has a lovely hand-engraved floral design near the top and the bottom of each piece. The Antique Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl has exceptional detail work with angular handles. At the top of each handle on both the creamer and sugar bowl, there is a depiction of a fan. This set is quite impressive both in design and size – both pieces are larger than the customary size.

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