"der Ernte" is "the harvest" in German--so harvest moon, I'm thinking.
Given the lovely decorations on the cup, I would also go with the least harsh cleaning method first. I would try bicarbonate of soda which is also...
What a lovely shape! Well found.
Yes, I've never seen them with tubes inside, either. And to me, too, these are most definitely claret jugs. they have a long history of...
What kind of sound does the glass make when you tap it with a fingernail? Crystal has a distinct "ring" to it while glass is more of a dull thunk....
It's a real mystery you've got on your hands, that's the one thing we do know for sure!
Call me crazy, but it's reminding me of fish bone/cartilage structures.... It's vaguely familiar, but isn't from a stingray or shark.
Interesting that there's so little information available--I thought there'd be something on "Mr. Potts Design"--by a collector or even by Haeger....
One sold on Etsy--but has absolutely no available information to add to what you already know.
It's lovely--such a happy colour and shape!
I find plumber's tape useful for tightening loose-fitting threads. It's very thin and easy to layer to reach just the right amount of "extra'...
That lower right-hand quadrant looks like a boat. Have you looked into local coats of arms belonging to wealthy/noble families?
I agree--the lid is more an atomic pattern (mid century modern) and the teapot body, well, isn't.
Oh well done!! Thanks for the update!
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