Dishes-Soap

DISHES-SOAP (Rectangular, 3 Piece)

Description:  There are three different Canton soap dishes: rectangular, round with flat round knob and round with loop knob. All consist of 3 pieces: top, pierced liner and the base. All tops fit into inset rims and all bases (except loop knob dish) are unglazed. These rectangular examples we classify as "rare" whereas the other two are "very rare/unique".

DISHES-SOAP (Round, Flat Knob, 3 Piece)

Description: There are three different Canton soap dishes: rectangular, round with flat round knob and round with loop knob. All consist of 3 pieces: top, pierced liner and the base. All tops fit into inset rims and all bases (except loop knob dish) are unglazed. These round examples we classify as " very rare" if not "unique" as we have never seen others and they are not pictured in Herbert Schiffer's book. Rectangular ones are "rare" and are in Schiffer's book.

DISHES-SOAP (Round, Loop Knob, 3 Piece)

Description: There are three different Canton soap dishes: rectangular, round with flat round knob and round with loop knob. All consist of 3 pieces: top, pierced liner and the base. All tops fit into inset rims and all bases (except loop knob dish) are unglazed.

This round loop knob example we classify as "unique" as we have never seen others. The one pictured in Herbert Schiffer's 1975 book on page 87 is the one we bought from him in 1967. He classified the dish then as a "Covered Bowl" when, in fact, it is a soap dish. We gave him several pictures of rare forms for the book. Rectangular soap dishes are "rare" and are in Schiffer's book on page 72.