I have a ceramic teapot & bowl that I inherited from my mother. On the bottom of the teapot, there’s a hand-written note from my grandmother (I think?) saying it was a wedding gift to her mother in 1888, and it was from Norway.
I recently was at a garage sale a friend of mine had, and I found a matching piece. He was under the impression it was nothing particularly old or unique. But now I’m intrigued - how do I find out more about these pieces? Did my grandmother dupe me, and this was something she picked up at the five & dime way back when? Are they really old? Can anyone suggest some web sites or other references that might help me out? I’ve googled, but not finding much on my own.