Still feeling the urge to splash some cash, I hit up a few thrifts and antique malls along the route back home and snagged a couple smalls, one of which was this pot/jar/thing. My cooking is limited to a frying pan and a sauce pot, so I really have no idea when it comes to identifying types of cookware.
I couldn't recall the designer either, but knew that I'd seen the pattern in quite a few well-recognized decorating publications and decided to grab it just in case. After a quick search, I found the renowned Finnish designer Kaj Franck and his mushroom-adorned enamelware for Finel. My own piece is ceramic, but you can see the similarity and Franck was best known for his work with ceramics. If it isn't a Franck, then its done by someone who totally ripped-off the look (not uncommon in this era).
Although, I don't know what this particular piece was designed to do or, for certain, who designed it, I do believe that it will make a wonderful container for my Turkish Delight and other assorted sweets. My hope is that the Mushroom motif will deter snackers from finding my secret stash.