This is NOT a “make-do!”

I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this late 1800’s stoneware “bean pot type pitcher” as described to me by a Maine antiques dealer. The only problem is that after I purchased it, I discovered it had never been repaired, thus not a make-do.

The handle and straps are original to the pot and I was fooled! I am sure that the dealer thought it was authentic and did not mean to deceive me. Rather than return the piece, I am keeping it as cautionary reminder to thoroughly examine each piece before purchasing

What I ultimately found stamped on the lower band: “PAT. JUNE 27 1876, M. SCHIFFER, ST LOUIS MO”

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4 Responses to “This is NOT a “make-do!””

  1. BB says:

    Great advice and way to look at the “make-do” half full 🙂 Love this entry!

  2. Joey says:

    This is a great site! Just discovered it. You might like this one entry that I have on my blog:

    I guess I incorrectly called it a “make-do” when technically this was never repaired, but instead was a homemade teapot.


  3. Marcia Pevsner says:

    Marcia says:

    Love your blog! Love your collections!

  4. Roger clark says:

    Hello I have found a teapot just like that but it has a top but I. trying to find out more about it. Can you help?

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