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Porcelain tea sets, shipped from China, were not common in country towns in America in the early 19th century. English dishes were cheaper and easier to get. This sugar bowl with cover is part of a tea set owned by Rhoda Smith of Northfield, Massachusetts, who married Henry Bardwell of Deerfield, Massachusetts, in 1807. Decorated with small pink flowers, the sugar bowl and its tea things were the height of fashion.