Sugar box

LL 1186

About this object

A lidded sugar box made from lilac jasper with applied white jasper decoration, which has been inspired by classical art. The decoration would have been pressed into a mould and then applied.
The lady of the house would serve tea to guests so sugar boxes, like this, were made to appeal to ladies.
  • Date
    1803 c
  • Maker
  • Materials
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Ground Floor, Room 26
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    95 mm x 69 mm x 93 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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