This pair of ginger jar shaped stoneware vessels are actually antique Copenhagen Snuff jars. I liked the form and the deep ivory color of the jars, and also the way the glaze has crackled, and I assumed that they were Asian. I later discovered the impressed mark on the side of each jar, which is really only discernible on one of the jars, which reads "Copenhagen Snuff, Weyman & Bro, Pittsburg, Pa.". George Weyman founded Copenhagen Snuff in 1822, and these jars were in use from ...click for details
Offered here is a superb majolica teapot or kettle made by the American makers Griffin Hill and Smith, about 1880. It has wonderful form and color and almost no wear. The only defect is a chip that was filled on the foot, not visible unless you pick it up and turn it over. Gorgeous, rare piece. About 9" end to end and 6" high.