Miniature Sugar Bowl

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Richly decorated minature sugar bowl; body with apples, green grapes and green foliage, rim and handles gilt.
Paired with H11529.2 (Lid). Part of a set, H.11527.1, H11527.2 (Teapot & Lid), H11531.1, H11531.2 & H11531.3 (Cup, Plate & Saucer), H11528 (Jug).
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food and Drink Consumption sugar bowl
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H35 x Dia40 mm
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History and use
This miniature sugar bowl and lid are part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. It is part of a miniature set, and the design, and variations of it, was used to decorate a series of ornamental crockery produced by the Royal Porcelain Works, and collected by Mr Ronalds.

Over his lifetime, Ronalds acquired a world-class collection of Royal Worcester and comparative pieces from other ceramics and glassware manufacturers.

Benjamin Charles Ronalds (born 1892, died 1970) migrated to Australia in 1911 from England, having served an apprenticeship in the glass trade. In Brisbane, he worked with Oxlades glaziers before opening the Decorative Glass Company in West End from 1924, and his success supported his passion, formed in 1946, to collect Royal Worcester porcelain. Over the next almost 25 years he built up a remarkable collection of that factory’s products. As well as collecting locally, he made several trips overseas, and many interstate to Melbourne and Adelaide.
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