In this Store, we have covered sugar bowls.

To see our 'open' sugar bowls (missing lids), go HERE.
To see 'individual' or 'breakfast' sugar bowls, go HERE.
To see our flint glass sugar bowls, go HERE.
To see a list of our spare sugar bowl lids, go HERE.
To see open sugar bowls that some call "buttermilk goblets" go HERE.

      Have you ever wondered why Victorian pattern glass sugar bowls are so large? Indeed, because of their size many pattern glass sugar bowls are displayed in antiques markets as “candy dishes”.
       Before the refining process was perfected, it was not possible to produce sugar in granules because the high moisture content caused the crystals to clump together. And so sugar in the early Victorian home was in the form of loaves or blocks which had to be broken up for use. Our Great - Great - Great Grandmas had to shave off the amount of sugar they needed.... and a large container was required to hold the rest of the block.  If the sugar was not already white, she had to clarify it for recipes.  Never mind what a chore that was; just be glad you always have white sugar available now.
       Sugar was also very expensive. In the 1850s, when the average annual wage of persons employed in manufacturing was $247, flour was 5 Ç per pound, & white sugar was 7 - 9 Ç per pound.
       By the 1880s when the sugar beet replaced sugar cane as the main source of this cooking confection, and refining became more widespread, we begin to see some sugar bowls become smaller. To get a feel for how large they were in the early Victorian period, go HERE and look at our selection of flint sugar bowls from the 1850s & 60s.

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To see our 'open' sugar bowls (missing lids), go HERE.
To see our 'individual' or 'breakfast' sugar bowls, go HERE.
To see our flint glass sugar bowls, go HERE.
To see a list of our spare sugar bowl lids, go HERE.

To see open sugar bowls from the 1860s & '70s go HERE.

Riverside Glass Works
ca. 1894. This is the table size form of sugar.  $95
WASHBOARD aka Adonis aka Pleat & Tuck is a McKee pattern ca. 1897. 
ST. BERNARD aka Fostoria #450
A unique pattern for EAPG
ca. 1894. The base is 4 5/8" tall; 7" tall incl. lid. Difficult piece to find, See close up of Doggie HERE. $115
We have a spare lid for **SOLD**
a stately pattern made by Adams
ca. 1890s.
EARLY HOLLY - possibly made by Boston Sandwich but the pattern has not been definitely attributed.  It is from the 1870s as assumed from the "buttermilk" style base It is rare and tall - 8" to acorn finial tip.  See close up of the finial HERE and HERE. and a sample of some of the 5 or 6 nics under the lid rim HERE**SOLD** OAK BUCKET aka Wooden Pail - a fun pattern by Bryce Walker ca. 1880s. It has a small 1/8" flake on the base.
A hard to find pattern in color.
AZTEC aka Spinner
Daisy aka New Mexico
was made by McKee
ca.1900 - 1910. $55
BALTIMORE PEAR aka Gipsy aka Maryland
Pear is an Adams
pattern ca. 1874.  $95
BASSETTOWN aka Duncan #40 
ca. 1898 . $65
also by McKee ca. 1903.  This
bowl is broken & the lid is
chipped so really only a study
piece. If wanted "as is" $25
BEADED GRAPE  aka California States
series pattern by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1890s.  The clear one has 1 corner bead chip & very hard to see flake on top of 2 beads $65. 
We have a green one with a ding on
one corner lid bead for $75.
A typical 1870s style sugar bowl with the pedestaled base. Made by Boston Silver Co.. $95
LATTICE W/ THUMBPRINT aka Rope by Central Glass Co. ca. 1880s.  $80
BEAD SWAG aka Heisey
# 1295 made ca. 1898. 
It has none of the usual painted decor. $78
aka Pride is a Model Flint
Glass Co. pattern ca. 1895.
See matching creamer HERE.
KALLBACH made by Burlington ca. 1870s
per Unitt. An obscure
pattern. $65
BLOCK & CIRCLE aka Mellor was made by Gillinder & Sons ca. 1874. There is some roughness inside
the lid rim. $65
BRIDLE ROSETTES aka Checkerboard pattern was
made by the Westmoreland
Glass Co. ca. 1910.  See small nics to top points HERE, HERE & HERE.
CLEAR DIAGONAL BAND aka California was made by a glass house unknown to us but it does appear to have been in the
1880s.  $65
The maker of this pattern is in dispute. Heacock said Northwood & Sanford said maker is unknown. Probably ca. 1906. $55
DAISY & BUTTON W/ CROSSBARS aka Mikado by Richards & Hartley, their #99 pattern ca. 1885. Purchased from the Welkers.  $148 DIAMOND QUILTED
maker Bryce ca. 1880s.
Okay so the lid is amber
& the base is vaseline.
The lid was **SOLD**
The base is $65.
ART aka Job's Tears was made by Adams Glass Co.
ca. 1889.  The diamond designs on this one are frosted.  $75
BUCKLE, EARLY is a signature pattern by Gillinder & Sons ca. 1870s.  One of the 'buttermilk style'
sugars.  $85
by J. B. Higbee.  It has a very hard to see 2" crack in the lid pictured HERE & a tiny flake on a top edge point seen HERE.  $35
CERES aka Cameo aka Profile & Sprig aka Medallion aka Goddess of Liberty
aka Beaded Medallion!  Whew!  To us, she looks like anything but a
goddess when you see her face on the finial straight on!!!!!  But the detail
on the sides and back of her head are marvelous!  What a find to have
that intricate finial perfectly preserved.  Atterbury is credited with having
made this pattern ca. 1870.  $95
aka MIKADO was made
by the Indiana Glass Co.
ca. 1907. There is one tiny
flake on the top edge.
LACE BAND is a dainty
sugar bowl by Imperial
Glass Co., their #4 
pattern.  The etching
makes it extra special.
Ethol was made by
Bryce Higbee ca.
1890s. This is an
exceptionally large
sugar bowl! $65
CROESUS from the Riverside Glass Works ca. 1897 "Royal Purple" amethyst cov'd sugar
with mediocre gold & a
flake on top of one 'foot', seen HERE.  $85
This is the scarce breakfast size covered sugar in amethyst. See the other sides of this dish HERE, & HERE.  There is one very small flake on one foot.  $275
CROESUS in emerald green w/ gold.  This one has very good gold &
no damage.  See other views HERE & HERE
Hobbs Brockunier was their pattern #101 made ca. 1884.
The finial is cut facetted.
Deep blue on the left.   $75              In amber Center $65
Clear w/ amber daisies on the right - repaired tab on lid See HERE- $75
we call this pattern. It is
aka Indiana Dunkirk #154.
The base is extraordinary - look at it HERE.
It is ca. 1913 so on the cusp
of the EAPG time period. $42
DOUBLE ICICLE aka Early Diamond was made by Greentown/ Indiana Tumbler ca. 1880s.  $62
How's that for a pattern name? It is quite scarce in color & its maker is unknown but 1880s.  It is only $85 because of a re glued base chip.
BANNER was made by J. B. Higbee Glass Co. ca. 1909.
A fun pattern in unusual forms. $85
ESTHER aka Tooth & Claw was made by
Riverside Glass Works ca. 1896.
Our clear sugar is beautifully engraved,
see HERE and it is $95.
Our emerald green retains very good
original gold decor & is **SOLD**
FEATHER aka Doric is a wildly popular pattern (ours) by McKee during the 1890s. Table size. $55 FEATHER aka Doric by McKee in emerald green is very  scarce.  And pieces with lids are rare. $118 GRAND  aka Diamond Medallion was made by Bryce-Higbee ca. 1880s
FROSTED CIRCLE aka Horn Of Plenty is a fine pattern made by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1892.  It has 2 flakes on the ledge of the lid where it sits on the base. $42

CLEAR CIRCLE is it's sister pattern
Pretty & shiny! $42
pattern is unknown.
It has an inside lid
ding & a corner rim chip. $45
Blooms & Blossoms is a Northwood floral arrangement from
ca. 1907. $95
Double Bars was made by King, Son & Co. ca. 1875.  Very pretty but as with
many EAPG patterns, the finial is a little tilty.  $65
MASSACHUSETTES aka Arched Diamond Points aka Geneva is a U S Glass Co. States' pattern ca. 1890s.  $75

GEORGIA  aka Peacock Feather  honoring the 'Peach State'.  Made by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1902.  One of the points between the scallops on the lid edge is chipped off.  Otherwise adorable.  $65 HEART WITH THUMBPRINT is a product
of the Tarentum Glass Co.
ca. 1898. This is a scarce form in this pattern.
There are 3 flakes on the
lid flange - see HERE.
HOLLAND aka Oat Spray is a seldom
seen pattern by
McKee ca. 1894.
HONEYCOMB was made by a number of early glass companies including Bakewell, Pears during the 1860s - 1880s.  This one is non-flint with an acorn or artichoke finial.  $95 KLONDIKE in all clear.
Bright & Shiny! It is Dalzell No. 75d so the maker is Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton ca. 1898. $56
LEAF BRACKET  aka Indiana Tumbler #400
in their famous chocolate glass
ca. 1901. 

MADOLINE was a difficult pattern to identify until we learned about the swirled base, seen HERE. It is a product of the Cooperative Flint Glass Co. ca. 1893. It is thought the pattern was named after a child because of the photo in this Ad seen HERE. See the
2 pieces HERE. $48
JUMBO site atop an engraved sugar bowl bearing his name. The bearded fellow at the base of the handles is said to represent Barnum, but who knows for sure.  It has 3 flakes under the
base seen HERE
made by the U S
Glass Co. ca. 1890s.
$48. We have one with a chip on the
lid flange seen
HERE for

MOON & STARS aka Star & Punty aka Palace was made by Adams Glass Co during the 1880s.  It is a guaranteed original issue.  It is 8" tall to the top of the finial. 
We have one with a tiny flake and a 'fleabite' on the flange of the lid that fits down into the bowl for $45 & one with no damage for $65.
MANILA aka Wreath
& Shell a delicious
pattern by the Albany Glass Co. in vaseline opalescent.
MARYLAND aka Inverted Loop & Fan is another U S Glass Co. States' series pattern to honor the Old Line State ca. 1897.  It has a ding on the lid seen HERE.  $55
This sugar bowl never took a lid.   Indiana Dunkirk made this pattern ca. 1915.
It could also be used as a spooner in this pattern. $38
ZIPPERED HEART by Imperial Glass Co.
ca. 1912 is another
sugar bowl that never
took a lid.  It is 3 1/2" tall.
aka Pyramids aka Flora was made by Bryce Higbee
ca. 1890.  It is a
fairly scarce
pattern. $55


ESTHER aka Tooth & Claw by Riverside ca. 1896 cov'd sugar w/ engraving on the amber stained section. There is a rough spot on a couple of stars in the pattern... see HERE & HERE
MELTON is a beautiful 1870s pattern by Gillinder & Sons with an "Acorn" finial.
See 2 pcs HERE.

TEN POINTED STAR pattern is a product of Bryce Higbee & Co. ca. 1905. Bright, sparkly glass 6 3/4" tall to finial tip. It has a bad crack at the top seen HERE.

a product of Northwood
ca. 1902. The painted decor and gilt are very good. $135
Heisey's pattern #1220 ca. 1896.  It is scarce
in ruby and this ruby
is engraved! $185
REEDING aka Four
Lines was made by the
Cambridge Glass Co.
ca. 1916. The base was broken in transit.
Lid only is $28.
OREGON aka Beaded Loop the really pretty pattern that the U S Glass Co.
made to honor the
Beaver State ca. 1901.
PANELLED THISTLE aka Delta is a very popular pattern made by John B. Higbee Glass Co. ca. 1908.  It has a good HIGBee signature seen HERE.  $95 PANELLED SPRIG aka Sprig aka Royal was made by Bryce Higbee ca. 1880s in a full line of forms.  It has a chip on the side of one handle & a shallow flake on the lid flange.  $65
PANELLED WHEAT aka Wheat aka Framed Sheaf of Wheat is a Hobbs Brockunier & Co. pattern ca. 1871.  Think of that.... just six years after the end of the Civil War!!  The finial is a detailed sheaf of wheat & this rare form accommodates spoons handily hanging on its side. Both of these are damage free. In clear glass, it is $135 & in milk glass it is $165.
PRISCILLA aka Alexis
aka Sun & Star is a many forms pattern by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton ca. 1880s. $62
PLEAT BAND aka Plain Ware is Greentown's Indiana Tumbler pattern ca. 1897.  It has a lid flange chip seen HERE . $48 PLEAT & PANEL aka Derby was put out by Bryce Bros ca. 1882.  This form is hard to find in
the pattern. So if you
have one, be glad. $95
POINTED JEWELS aka Long Diamond aka Spear Point was made by the Columbia Glass Co. ca. 1888.  It is prettier than my photo shows.  **SOLD** PORTLAND aka U S
Portland was made by
the U S Glass  Co. ca. 1910
in many great forms.
ROYAL OAK is a Northwood pattern
ca. 1891.  Another piece that is near ' art glass' with the acorn finial.
knows who made this huge pattern decorated  via crystallography. We have a close up photo of the design HERE and the finial HERE.  The lid is not a great fit
but it works. $95
QUEEN aka Sunk aka Panelled Daisy &
Button is a McKee Glass
Co. pattern (their pattern #2) ca. 1885.
It is beautiful in amber. The base is rough with a chip seen HERE. $65
DIAMOND BLOCK  is a seldom found pattern made by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1892.  A deep emerald green. It has 3 minor flakes on the underside  of the lid flange
seen HERE.  $88.
RED BLOCK aka Late Block is a Duncan pattern ca. 1887, this piece having no 'red' on it.  It has nics on the lid flange & a chip under the edge of the lid seen HERE. $55 ROTEC is one of McKee's
famous 'tec' patterns from
the 1890s. It has some roughness inside the lid
rim.  $55
RING BAND Heisey's pattern #310. 
Great gold decor w/ Diamond H mark seen HERE.  $115
We have the matching spooner and covered butter dish see HERE.
NOT aka Regal by Bryce
Bros. ca. 1880s.  We have many other pieces in this pattern in stock. $58
ROSETTE aka Magic
is a fun pattern by
Bryce Bros. ca. 1889.
We want to call this pattern VENETIAN. Alas... experts tell us it is not. So it is just a pretty sugar flowered bowl.
See 2 pieces HERE. $55
SEED POD or Seedpod aka Olympia was made by Riverside Glass Works ca. 1898.  The gold is very good & the lid has 2 small chips on the flange that fits down
into the base.  $96
is in blue opalescent
made by the Jefferson
Glass Co. ca. 1903.
is a Richards &
Hartley pattern ca.
SWAN (Lee) WITH MESH aka Netted Swan was patented
April 18, 1882. A fabulous
pattern by the Canton Glass
Co. VERY hard to find with
perfect finials & this one has a
flaw on the back of the
swan's  neck seen HERE. $155
SHELL & TASSLE This is Duncan's pattern #555, the round form of the pattern.
ca. 1881.  The finial is a reclining St. Bernard! The
lid has a large chip on the
edge seen HERE.  $125
aka Ida was made by
Bryce Higbee
ca. 1885. $75
THREE FACE aka The Sisters aka Three Graces is Duncan's very famous pattern No. 400 patented & made ca. 1878 in exquisite detail. 
The 3rd photo is of the finial
and the 4th photo is of the standard.  $165
WILLOW OAK aka Oak Leaf aka Acorn & Oak was made by Bryce Bros ca. 1870s.  This lid has several chips seen HERE.  $62

is credited to Bryce Richards, their Pattern
#1 ca. 1854.  This is a
later non-flint version.

TRIPLE TRIANGLE is a popular ruby-stained pattern by Doyle made ca. 1890. The ruby is very good but not perfect on a few of the little triangles.  $105
U S COIN aka Silver Age aka Frosted Coin is pattern (#15005) the
U S Glass Co. made for just a few months in 1892 before the Fed's
confiscated the molds with actual U S currency in them. There are
6 frosted half dollars around the base of the bowl.
See the small chip
on the side of the finial HERE and a photo of the sugar bowl from
the top down HERE.  This is an original issue sugar bowl. $385

WAVE is a pattern whose
maker's name & dates have been lost but it is early, probably 1890s.  There is some roughness on the lid edge seen HERE  $45

BOWKNOT is a pattern made by McKee ca. 1902.
The whole pattern is frosted giving it a 'camphor' look.
WOODEN PAIL aka Oak Bucket is a novelty type pattern made by Bryce McKee ca. 1880s.  Notice the barrel staves & a bail
molded into the side.  There is only a 1/8"
base rim nic.  $94
WISCONSIN aka Beaded Dewdrop was made by the
U S Glass Co., their pattern #15079, ca. 1903 to honor
the great Badger State.
See lid damage HERE. $95
We also have a 'breakfast'
size covered sugar bowl
seen HERE.
X - RAY seems a strange name for a pattern but for some reason, the Riverside Glass Works made this beautiful pattern ca 1899 and chose that name. See another view of it HERE.
VALKYRIE aka Strawberry & Fan, a little known Fostoria pattern ca. 1894, their pattern #402 Line. There is only a pinpoint nic on the inside of the lid edge.  It is 6 1/2" tall to top of the finial.  $58
These prices do not include shipping & insurance.

Click HERE to learn how easy it is to purchase from
To see our 'open' sugar bowls (missing lids), go HERE.
To see our 'individual' or 'breakfast' sugar bowls, go HERE.
To see our flint glass sugar bowls, go HERE.
To see a list of our spare sugar bowl lids, go HERE.

To see open sugar bowls that some call "buttermilk goblets" go HERE.