As in England, potteries coated their ware with clear glazes so that their pieces shined. Griffen, Smith & Hill was one popular Pennsylvania brand, who from time to time marked its pieces with "G. S. H. " or categorised them as "Etruscan Pottery. "Other American agencies known for his or her majolica in the second one half of the 19th century were Morrison & Carr, Chesapeake Pottery, and Edwin Bennett. They produced relish dishes, ice cream platters shaped like straw hats adorned with ribbons, and teapots
in the shapes of cabbages. One of the optimum majolica forms was the pitcher, which was from time to time designed to appear like it had been formed from vertical slices of wide bamboo, with more slim bamboo branches employed for the pitcher��s handle. Other pitchers resembled ears of corn, while syrup containers were mechanically festooned with fat sunflowers or clusters of lily leaves and plant life. There were platters and plates, or course, with leaf-shaped plates being
a collectible subcategory all its own (begonia leaves were particularly ordinary). Sardine boxes and cigarette cases were also produced��many were topped by African-American figures, known then as now as blackamoors.