L.E. Smith Glass (USA) 'Moon & Star' 11.5" Extra Large Glass Canister
Though the L.E. Smith Glass Company was founded by "Lew" Smith in Jeannette, Pennsylvania in 1907, the company is better known for the glassware it produced from 1910 to 1921 at its factory in nearby Mount Pleasant. There, L.E. Smith manufactured mustard jars (along with the mustard that filled them), fruit jars, jelly jars, and headlights for Henry Ford's Model T, among many other products.
By 1920, Smith, whose namesake founder had left the company in 1911, had purchased a new factory in Greensburg, which is a bit closer to Jeannette than Mount Pleasant. It was in Greensburg that the company made a range of milk glass pieces, from figural animals to vases and planters. L.E. Smith was also known for its small novelty glass items, from tiny pianos and pistols to diminutive telephones, many of which were sold as containers for candy.
Pattern: Moon & Star, in Blue
Model: 11.5" Extra Large Glass Canister, with Lid
Dimensions: 29cm tall x 14.5 diameter
Condition: We would have said this is excellent vintage condition, however this is a very tiny chip (about 2mm in length), which we've tried to capture via the pictures. Apart from this, it really is in excellent vintage condition.