Manufacturer: Royal Schwarzburg, Germany
User: The Food Craft Shops, Inc.
Distributor: Nathan Straus & Sons, New York
Date of teacup: circa 1923 – circa 1932
Notes: The Food Craft Shops, Inc. were located in New York City (Manhattan), Chicago, and Cleveland, perhaps other places as well. The Food Craft Shops operation was described in the January 1927 issue of the University of Wisconsin alumni magazine as follows:
"The Food Craft Shop is a unique advertising organization which serves luncheons of nationally advertised food in the original containers. Only a small charge is made to the group giving the luncheon, the remainder of the money collected going to the group." (Source)
There are other references to the Food Craft Shops as the sites for various groups of women in the 1920s.
White body with dark blue and orange striped border, topmarked with the Food Craft Shops logo of a woman wearing a bonnet and carrying a teapot by the handle. The words, "The Food Craft Shops, Inc., appear at the top of the logo and "Polly Put the Kettle On" appears at the bottom of the logo.