- Pattern: Raided Dots w/Blueberries
- Made in China
- Not Vintage: 2003-2004 (estimated)
- Details: What an elegant canister! Made exclusively for the Knott Berry Farm food specialty store. It features a beautiful raised white dots pattern all around the piece, bordered on top and bottom with two soft pastel grayish-green bands with white leaves and bordered in gold. That’s just the body of this piece, the lid has a very pretty blueberries and blossom decal in the center, which is rimmed in gold and there are raised white dots all along the lid border. Then there’s the brass-tone metal swing-closure gasket, with a very pretty round clasp flower. This canister is not bright white, it has a cream/ivory color. It is is stamped on the bottom: “Ceramic Canister Made Exclusively For Knott’s Berry Farm Foods. Not Recommended for Dishwasher or Microwave Use. Made in China”. It retains its sticker with the contents expiration date (this canister is empty), which was best used by Jan 28, 2005 so we’ve dated this between 2003 and 2004, since most food items are best used within a year. This is a HEAVY item, our price includes the ever increasing shipping fees, no surprises at check-out. There are some condition issues, please see below. This makes a very pretty kitchen storage, large enough for cookies and crackers, even pasta. Or just as beautiful as kitchen decor or display.
- Material: Ceramic
- Dimension: 11.0 inches Tall. 5.5 inches in Diameter
- Condition: Vintage- Used. Average Condition. There is a small chip on the bottom rim, and a little crazing is starting on the bottom as well. The metal gasket has wear but it’s mainly on the inside, not visible when closed. Acceptable due to use/wear. There is a stain on the inside we were unable to get out, looks to be the shiny glaze that ran down as this piece is glazed on the inside as well as out. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. All Sales Final. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
Knott’s Berry Farm was a family owned business until the 1990’s. It started when a relative invited Walter and Cordelia Knott to move to Buena Park, California to work on their berry farm. Walter Knott worked the red raspberry fields in the 1920’s and him and Cornelia set up a roadside farm stand to sell the berries. In 1927 the opportunity presented for them to purchase the land. They built a permanent building to sell their crops along with jams and jellies. In 1928 they opened a tearoom and berry market and by the 1930’s it had grown into a restaurant. In 1934 Walter had discovered an experimental berry, earlier developed by Rudolph Boysen but later abandoned. Knott produced a big crop of the large berries and named them “boysenberries.” Those boysenberries put the Knott’s farm on the map. With more and more people coming to the restaurant, Walter decided he needed to entertain the folks waiting in line. The rest is history, “Knott’s Berry Farm Park” was opened and is now a a 57-acre theme park located in Buena Park, California. On December 3, 1981, Walter Knott died, survived by his children, they continued to run Knott’s as a family business for another fourteen years. In the 1990’s, after Walter and Cordelia died, their children decided to sell off their businesses. The theme park was renamed the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort & Hotel in 2004 (owned by Cedar Fair). The food specialty business was originally sold to ConAgra Inc, which later re-sold the brand to The J.M. Smucker Company in 2008.