1950s American Bisque BOY PIG Cookie Jar
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Sold Date: 11/16/2010
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
Delightful vintage pottery for kitchen or collectionBoy Pig Cookie Jar from American Bisque 1950s art pottery in great condition Welcome to Simpler Times Antiques! Here for your consideration today we're pleased to offer this wonderful Boy Pig with Bandana cookie jar from American Bisque. This jar is a product of the 1950s. It's primary colors are yellow with accents of turquoise and mauve. It's a generously sized jar measuring about 11.5" tall and 6.5" wide. Jars like this were kitchen staples in the 1940s and 50s as cookies then were frequently home baked or came in a paper sack if store bought. The cookie jar kept them clean, fresh, and convenient. It also added a wonderful touch of color and whimsy to the kitchen decor. Pigs like this were tremendously popular designs for cookie jars in those days and continue as favorites of today's collectors. We just wonder how many baby boomers have fond memories of grabbing a sweet treat from a cookie jar like this. A close look shows this jar to be in nice condition and to display very well. It's free from any chips or cracks. The colors are rich and bright and the shape is well formed. We did note some crazing of the glaze that's commensurate with age. It's most prevalent on the interior, but if you look closely you'll find a bit on the exterior as well. Additionally there are the expected small pops and inclusions in the glaze that typify mass produced pottery of this time period. We also noted a flaw on the back bottom edge of the top of the jar. We believe it to be a factory repair meant to mend a small insult that occurred in the manufacturing process. It's basically some extra clay that was applied over a small chip or crack and was then painted and glazed over. You'll see it pointed out by arrows in our photos. It's somewhat unsightly, but will be completely concealed when the top is in place on the base. Quick factory repairs like this were commonly made whenever possible and can be found on vintage pottery of all kinds. This is not a mint condition jar, but then technically none ever really were. It displays well and has survived the past sixty or so years in much better condition than many others you'll see. We feel like it would make a great addition to a collection of vintage pottery or a wonderful accent piece in a retro kitchen decor. It should easily satisfy just about any collector. (It would satisfy us if it was full of ginger snaps!) We've seen similar cookie jars in shoppes recently with prices well over $100.00. Our Buy It Now price is only $74.95. Domestic shipping charge is a flat $10.99 for seller's choice of insured Parcel Post or UPS ground service depending on destination. Expedited shipping by insured Priority Mail is available for an additional charge. Naturally, we'll pack carefully to help assure a safe arrival. Buyers outside the USA pay postage according to actual shipping weight of about 6.5 lbs.
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