Posted 5 years ago
Found this little beauty in an out-of-the-way antiques nook during a foray 3 or 4 weeks ago, in Harrisburg, PA and the only thing I know about it is that I altogether love it and believe I'd enjoy having its mates, as well!
Surely, it's not some hapless, homeless thing without a name or mates, despite the fact that I've not been able to discover any background on it and it bears no discernable maker's mark. As stated in the title, it does share a bit of similarity with the Westmoreland Flute & Crown sugar, but the dissimilarities are more glaring -i.e., this one is shorter and wider; it has six sides rather than four; its feet are heart-shaped and tucked underneath its crystal clear and hand-finished; the "crown" is twice as tall and sharply divided into 3 fluted and bifurcated petals round about, and it has a slot cut into it to accommodate a serving utensil of some sort, so it could very well be a jelly compote. Finally, the design is just simple elegance, consisting almost solely of punty-cuts over both bowl and lid.
Can anyone, please shed more light on the life and beginnings of this sweet little lovely! I'd be ecstatic and profoundly grateful, I'm sure!