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Creamers & Sugar Bowls

Must-have items for many hosts and hostesses serving coffee, creamer and sugar bowls are a match made in brewed beverage heaven. Antique and vintage ceramic creamer and sugar bowl sets reflect a vast range of styles and motifs throughout the history of serving coffee and tea.

Both cream and sugar have been the perennial perfect compliments for a hot cup or coffee or tea, so it seems only fitting that, over the course of history, the coffee service came to incorporate both serving pieces in their spread. Sets independent of larger coffee service ensembles also became popular, allowing the creamer and sugar bowl to serve as stand-alone artistic accouterments for the table.

A look to the history of these pairs reveals that their style evolved with the changes in contemporary taste. Antique and vintage creamer and sugar sets are as varied as the community of coffee and tea drinkers itself. They range from the ornate gilded and gorgeous porcelain sets of the 18th century to the contemporary curves of 20th century design.


Quick Facts

  • Depending on the maker, some sugar bowls and creamers feature serial numbers that can help in matching them. Otherwise, collectors should be meticulous to ensure that the pattern or glaze shade is a perfect match
  • Cream not only helps keep your brewed beverage warmer longer; as it slows the rate at which your drink will cool, it can also temper the effects of caffeine
  • Famous Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein created his own line of coffee and tea services in the '80s. One of these fantastic lidded sugar bowls is currently in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in New York

Recommended Items at Auction

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Joseph Lehn painted sugar bucket
Oct 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Joseph Lehn painted sugar bucket
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$3004 Bids
White and Cream Glaze Porcelain
Oct 30, 9:00 AM EDT
White and Cream Glaze Porcelain
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$102 Bids
ANTIQUE GREEN & CREAM ENAMEL TEAPOT, VERY NICE
Nov 07, 1:00 PM EDT
ANTIQUE GREEN & CREAM ENAMEL TEAPOT, VERY NICE
by Simonetta Auction Service
Est: $20- $50
$41 Bid
Toby Creamers
Oct 30, 9:00 AM EDT
Toby Creamers
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
1800's Antique Blue English Ironstone Transferware Sugar Bowl With Lid
Jan 08, 1:00 PM EST
1800's Antique Blue English Ironstone Transferware Sugar Bowl With Lid
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
PORCELAIN SIGN WE USE THE DE LAVAL CREAM SEPARATOR
Dec 03, 9:00 AM CST
PORCELAIN SIGN WE USE THE DE LAVAL CREAM SEPARATOR
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Ice cream vendor on tricycle, 20t
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
Ice cream vendor on tricycle, 20t
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1000 Bids
Cream and sugar on a tray, Mei
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Cream and sugar on a tray, Mei
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€700 Bids
Two tea sets and sugar bowl, 7
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Two tea sets and sugar bowl, 7
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1000 Bids
Seven-piece tête-à-tête, Ville
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Seven-piece tête-à-tête, Ville
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1800 Bids
LARGE CANVAS BANNER SIGN DE LAVAL CREAM SEPARATOR
Nov 13, 9:00 AM CST
LARGE CANVAS BANNER SIGN DE LAVAL CREAM SEPARATOR
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
#937 Bowling Pin Ice Cream Mold
Oct 28, 11:00 AM EDT
#937 Bowling Pin Ice Cream Mold
by Dinkys Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Ron English - Sugar Smack
Nov 27, 12:00 PM EST
Ron English - Sugar Smack
by Dane Fine Art Auctions
Est: $500- $1,000
$2500 Bids
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Nachttopf, Neundorf, florales Dekor
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
Nachttopf, Neundorf, florales Dekor
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€150 Bids
(COMMERCIAL BOND CERTIFICATE) ATLANTIC FRUIT & SUGAR COMPANY
Oct 31, 8:00 AM EDT
(COMMERCIAL BOND CERTIFICATE) ATLANTIC FRUIT & SUGAR COMPANY
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $40- $60
$200 Bids
DAVID ANDERSEN, OSLO, 12 SPOONS AND SUGAR TONGS, 1910S
Nov 17, 3:00 PM CET
DAVID ANDERSEN, OSLO, 12 SPOONS AND SUGAR TONGS, 1910S
by Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH
Est: €800- €900
€7000 Bids
AN EARLY SOVIET PORCELAIN CREAMER AND SUGAR BOWL
Nov 14, 11:00 AM EST
AN EARLY SOVIET PORCELAIN CREAMER AND SUGAR BOWL
by Helios Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Sugar Bowl
Nov 17, 3:00 PM UYT
Sugar Bowl
by Zorrilla Subastas
Est: $80- $120
$700 Bids
Sugar Bowl
Nov 17, 3:00 PM UYT
Sugar Bowl
by Zorrilla Subastas
Est: $70- $100
$500 Bids
A SET OF 7 ICE CREAM BOWLS France circa 1900
Nov 09, 3:00 PM CET
A SET OF 7 ICE CREAM BOWLS France circa 1900
by Sigalas
Est: €0- €0
€4500 Bids
3-1oz. Tubes Lamilis Athlete's Foot Cream
Oct 29, 12:00 PM PDT
3-1oz. Tubes Lamilis Athlete's Foot Cream
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $35- $50
$100 Bids
3-1oz. Tubes Lamilis Athlete's Foot Cream
Oct 29, 12:00 PM PDT
3-1oz. Tubes Lamilis Athlete's Foot Cream
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $35- $50
$100 Bids
A Vintage/Antique Sugar Container
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
A Vintage/Antique Sugar Container
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Creamers & Sugar Bowls


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Millers Auction Co.

Millers Auction Co.

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus

Dees Auction Company,LLC

Dees Auction Company,LLC