This container is from Ceramika Artystyczna of Boleslawiec, Poland. The container is wonderful for ground coffee, sugar, Monk sugar, Benefiber, teabags, grease and much more. The lid will keep the moisture out. Lid is grooved on the underside so lid has a nice fit and will not slide off. Use your Polish Pottery. It is meant to be used. Polish Pottery Just Makes You Happy!