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The Curious Case of the Sugar Bowl

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In a jaunt to a local antique store to pick up some very expensive wax for chalk paint, which is another story, I came up on this sugar bowl. I looked it over and was fascinated. Curious and Curiouser...

It had a price tag of just $8.00 and I was attracted by its toile pattern on black and white transferware. Two Italian gents are poling a gondola on the side and and having a chat on the lid. There are misty castles in the background. Ah romance...

One handle is intact and the shape is lovely. Its about six inches side to side, four inches tall about four inches wide. This bowl would have held a powerful lot of sugar, back in the day when sugar was just becoming commonly available.

I wondered about sugar because this is a sugar bowl. I discovered these fascinating tidbits at WholeVegan.com: "1792 Anti-Saccharite Society forms in Europe to protest effect of sugar on people's health. It induces a British sugar boycott through Europe. The British East India companies, whi…