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Creamware sugar bowl: 19th century

Creamware sugar bowl: 19th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 27cm x 22cm

Full image caption

Creamware sugar bowl on waisted circular base. This side of the bowl has a message painted: 'East India Sugar not made By Slaves. By Six Families using East India, instead of West India Sugar, one Slave less is required.' On the other side of this sugar bowl is a Black slave in chains kneeling beneath a tree. During the late 18th and early 19th century, sugar from East India was promoted as a substitute for West Indian sugar tainted by its associations with slavery. It is not known whether such bowls were subsidised and distributed by East India merchants, or by reformers anxious to support and promote the abolitionist cause.

Image Details

1825 AD - 1825 AD
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