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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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Matteo Thun Nefertiti Sugar Bowl for Memphis
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Matteo Thun Nefertiti Sugar Bowl for Memphis
by Concept Art Gallery
Est: $80- $150
$602 Bids
Gaudy Dutch Creamer in Blue and Orange
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Gaudy Dutch Creamer in Blue and Orange
by Nye & Company
Est: $40- $60
$200 Bids
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Vintage Studio Art Pottery, Sugar Bowl with Lid
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Studio Art Pottery, Sugar Bowl with Lid
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Handmade Studio Art Pottery, Creamer
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
Handmade Studio Art Pottery, Creamer
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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2pc Vintage Hastings Studio Art Pottery Sugar & Creamer Set
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
2pc Vintage Hastings Studio Art Pottery Sugar & Creamer Set
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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2pc Handcrafted Glazed Pottery Mug & Lidded Sugar Bowl Set
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
2pc Handcrafted Glazed Pottery Mug & Lidded Sugar Bowl Set
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
Sucrier à décor de semis de fleurs
Dec 05, 12:00 PM CET
Sucrier à décor de semis de fleurs
by Geneve Encheres
Est: CHF150- CHF200
CHF1000 Bids
Porcelain Creamer By Wheelock Made In Germany for A. Friedman
Dec 07, 5:00 PM EST
Porcelain Creamer By Wheelock Made In Germany for A. Friedman
by Absolute Auction Gallery
Est: $25- $100
$100 Bids
John Bull Character Ceramic Creamer , VNTG
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
John Bull Character Ceramic Creamer , VNTG
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $50
$10 Bids
An Austrian Sugar Container
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
An Austrian Sugar Container
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
Hallmark Creamer
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
Hallmark Creamer
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $275- $2,750
$2750 Bids
A Retro Gibsons Ceramic Cream and Sugar Container
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Retro Gibsons Ceramic Cream and Sugar Container
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
A Royal Grafton Cream and Sugar Container
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Royal Grafton Cream and Sugar Container
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
A Vintage Sugar Container?
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Vintage Sugar Container?
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
An Antique Rudolstadt Porcelain Creamer
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
An Antique Rudolstadt Porcelain Creamer
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
A Sugar Container
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Sugar Container
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
A Vintage/Antique Sugar Container
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Vintage/Antique Sugar Container
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
Sugar and Creamer
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
Sugar and Creamer
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
A Franconia Krautheim Selb Bavaria Cream and Sugar Container
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Franconia Krautheim Selb Bavaria Cream and Sugar Container
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $80- $800
$800 Bids
An Early Jasperware Containter
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
An Early Jasperware Containter
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
A Chintz Creamer
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Chintz Creamer
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
A Set of Creamer and Sugar By Bavaria
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Set of Creamer and Sugar By Bavaria
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
Vintage Ceramic Creamer
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
Vintage Ceramic Creamer
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
Sugar and Creamer
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
Sugar and Creamer
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Creamers & Sugar Bowls


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn

Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions