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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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Vintage Villeroy & Boch set of two, sugar bowl/lid & creamer in Art Deco design
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEDT
Vintage Villeroy & Boch set of two, sugar bowl/lid & creamer in Art Deco design
by Lawsons
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD203 Bids
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3pc Vintage Porcelain Cat Sugar Bowl, Creamer, and Mug
Feb 27, 2:00 PM EST
3pc Vintage Porcelain Cat Sugar Bowl, Creamer, and Mug
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check Creamer & Lidded Sugar Bowl
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check Creamer & Lidded Sugar Bowl
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
IRONSTONE SUGAR & CREAMER
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
IRONSTONE SUGAR & CREAMER
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$50 Bids
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A Collectin of 3 Blue and White Creamers
Feb 29, 10:00 AM CET
A Collectin of 3 Blue and White Creamers
by Veilinghuis de Jager
Est: €180- €350
€1200 Bids
Zuccheriera - Sugar bowl
Mar 15, 6:30 PM CET
Zuccheriera - Sugar bowl
by Galleria Sarno
Est: €150- €200
€700 Bids
A Samson sugar sifter / shaker decorated with floral and foliate decoration
Feb 25, 9:00 AM GMT
A Samson sugar sifter / shaker decorated with floral and foliate decoration
by Claydon Auctioneers
Est: £40- £60
£400 Bids
Sugar bowl in ceramic from Manises, glazed and polychrome. 19th-20th centuries
Mar 04, 5:00 PM CET
Sugar bowl in ceramic from Manises, glazed and polychrome. 19th-20th centuries
by Ansorena
Est: €120- €160
€800 Bids
VINTAGE BLUE HAND-PAINTED PORCELAIN CREAMER
Mar 02, 9:00 AM CST
VINTAGE BLUE HAND-PAINTED PORCELAIN CREAMER
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $60
$150 Bids
TWO BOW & CHAFFERS CREAM BOATS ONE CIRCA 1765 FROM THE GEOFFREY SELL COLLECTION
Feb 28, 9:30 AM GMT
TWO BOW & CHAFFERS CREAM BOATS ONE CIRCA 1765 FROM THE GEOFFREY SELL COLLECTION
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £200- £300
£1000 Bids
3PC German Porcelain Figural Cat Creamers
Mar 18, 10:00 AM EDT
3PC German Porcelain Figural Cat Creamers
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
5PC Mitchell & Woodbury German Porcelain Creamers
Mar 18, 10:00 AM EDT
5PC Mitchell & Woodbury German Porcelain Creamers
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
10PC Blue & White German Porcelain Creamers
Mar 18, 10:00 AM EDT
10PC Blue & White German Porcelain Creamers
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
4PC German Schafer & Vater Ceramic Creamers
Mar 18, 10:00 AM EDT
4PC German Schafer & Vater Ceramic Creamers
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
7PC Schafer & Vater & German Porcelain Creamers
Mar 18, 10:00 AM EDT
7PC Schafer & Vater & German Porcelain Creamers
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
EARLY 19TH-CENTURY CREAM WARE BASKET
Mar 07, 10:00 AM GMT
EARLY 19TH-CENTURY CREAM WARE BASKET
by Sheppards
Est: €50- €80
€300 Bids
Group Of 3 Misc. Porcelain Creamers
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Group Of 3 Misc. Porcelain Creamers
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$10 Bids
Mendon Historical Society Souvenir Creamer Group
Mar 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Mendon Historical Society Souvenir Creamer Group
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Mendon Historical Society Souvenir Creamer Group
Mar 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Mendon Historical Society Souvenir Creamer Group
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
4PC German Iridescent Porcelain Animal Creamers
Mar 18, 10:00 AM EDT
4PC German Iridescent Porcelain Animal Creamers
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Blue Decorated Porcelain Creamer
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Blue Decorated Porcelain Creamer
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$10 Bids
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A Blue and White Sugar with Cover
Feb 29, 10:00 AM CET
A Blue and White Sugar with Cover
by Veilinghuis de Jager
Est: €160- €300
€1000 Bids
AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY LARGE SUNDERLAND CREAM WARE BOWL. A MOORE & Co SUNDERLAND BOWL WITH COLOURED SCENES
Feb 28, 9:30 AM GMT
AN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY LARGE SUNDERLAND CREAM WARE BOWL. A MOORE & Co SUNDERLAND BOWL WITH COLOURED SCENES
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £150- £250
£750 Bids
Vintage Ceramic Hand Painted Creamer And Sugar Caddy
Feb 27, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Ceramic Hand Painted Creamer And Sugar Caddy
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$10 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Creamers & Sugar Bowls


Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

Hutchinson Scott Limited

Hutchinson Scott Limited

Veilinghuis de Jager

Veilinghuis de Jager