Pair of sugar bowls

Anders Christian Levon, Turku, Finland, 1784.


20,5 cm x 18,0 cm x 12,0 cm.

Careful attention was paid to the presentation of sugar, an expensive commodity, in the eighteenth century. In the Gustavian period, sugar bowls were given a classical, urn-like shape. The ones in the collection are decorated with fluted ornamentation. Some sugar bowls from that period are even equipped with locks, because sugar was a luxury product.