|Object ID #||1955.014.001ab|
|Object Name||Bowl, Sugar|
|Title||Putty-covered 19th-century Sugar Bowl|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Year Range from||1830|
|Year Range to||1840|
|Made||Unknown British pottery|
|Place of Origin||Britain|
One large sugar bowl with lid. It was covered over with putty work sometime after 1945 (penny date). The putty holds ceramic mosaic and small household items including a key, seashells, beads, a bobby pin, a metal nail, an Osk Kosh metal button, a 1939 nickel, a 1944 penny, and a penny dated 1945. The lid is also altered with putty work and set objects. The base had a green woollen fabric affixed to the underside. It appears that when it was a sugar bowl, it was a white glazed ceramic item (likely ironstone china?)
Rebecca Waterton (neé McNabb) told museum staff that this 19th-century sugar bowl was brought over from Ireland by her great-grandmother, Rachel McCausland, and likely dates to 1830-1840. At some point after 1945, someone puttied it over, so that the original pattern is no longer seen.
Rebecca her husband, Jack Wateron, resided at RR#4, Owen Sound, Derby Township, Grey County. Often known as "Beckie" Waterton, Mrs. Waterton was born in Sullivan Township, Grey County, on June 29, 1892. She was a daughter of Richard and Martha (McCoy) McNabb. She passed away on Jan. 17, 1973.
|Collection||Folk Art Collection|
|Dimensions||H-20.5 W-18.7 inches|
|Found||Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County|
|Function||This 19th-century sugar bowl was a family heirloom that perhaps got chipped or broken so that someone decided to cover it with puttywork after 1945.|