My aunt is so full of surprises! During a recent visit, she pulled this from the top cupboard above her refrigerator. So adorable!
It's what they call a pixie, because it's styled after the Holt Howard "pixieware" items of the 1950s.
It features a pot for jam with a combination lid / spoon featuring an apple fruit head that is colored predominately red with a green patch of color on the right side of her head. The pot has 13 vertical red stripes and altogether she stands 5.5" tall. It was made in Japan circa early 1960's for the George Lefton company by ESD and distributed in Canada by An Enterprise Exclusive.
These whimsical pots were made for items such as honey, mustard, ketchup, cherries, relish, pickles, olives, plus many others. They are highly sought after by collectors mainly because not many survived intact over the years due to the delicacy of the porcelain.
They are all so adorable!
If you're interested in adding to your collection or perhaps starting one and want to learn more, this website has lots of information to help you out: http://www.holthowardpixies.com/Holt_Howard_Pixies/holt_howard_pixies.html