icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

label levels:

Porcelain tea sets, shipped from China, were not common in country towns in America in the early 19th century. English dishes were cheaper and easier to get. This sugar bowl with cover is part of a tea set owned by Rhoda Smith of Northfield, Massachusetts, who married Henry Bardwell of Deerfield, Massachusetts, in 1807. Decorated with small pink flowers, the sugar bowl and its tea things were the height of fashion.


top of page

Covered sugar bowl

date   c. 1807
location   China
width   6.5"
height   5.25"
process/materials   porcelain
item type   Household Goods/Food Service Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1897.02.02

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

Rhoda Smith Bardwell (1775-1818)

Tea and Coffee Service

Sugar cone

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback