Monday, September 12, 2011

The Little Red Riding Hood Cookie Jars - Hull Pottery and Regal

These cookie jars started out from the design by Louise Bauer of Zanesville Ohio (patent was issued in 1943) Many of these jars were produced by Hull Pottery as blanks and then sent to the Regal China and Novelty Company in Chicago to be decorated. However it is possible that Regal China created some of these jars themselves from scratch. Some collectors have made the assumption that the cookie jars made by Hull Pottery as blanks were glazed inside the lid. Where as the jars made by Regal china were unglazed inside the lid.

Then there is the different decorations on the skirt. This one has a poppy and daisy flower design and Little Red Riding Hood is carrying a closed basket. It is found with the one larger centre flower bouquet, or with either two or as this one is with the three seperate floral bouquets. The salt and pepper shakers have a yellow and red floral decal. They were from different estates.

Regardless of whether Hull or Regal china made these they are definitely beautiful and old from the 50s or earlier era. The cookie jar does not have the glaze inside the lid so I am assuming that a collector will say it was probably produced by Regal China. They can be found in my shop, the title is clickable and links to the items.