Tuesday, July 31, 2007
This must be the time of year for Brush cookie jars. Lisa sent these pictures looking for an identification.
My same disclaimer applies as for the last post: I don't know how to tell if a cookie jar is real or fake (lots were reproduced), so please double-check the identification with a cookie jar expert.
The W27 cookie jar is called the "Laughing Hippo" cookie jar, and is pictured on page 135 of Sanford's "The Guide to Brush-McCoy Pottery". It lists the date as 1961, and the price as $450-550 (1992-93 price guide).
I have been horribly remiss in checking for pottery identification emails. Because that address has been around for awhile, it is almost over-run with spam. For those of you who have sent pottery photos, thanks for your patience. I will try to get to them as soon as I can.
This cookie jar pic was sent in by Penny, who was wondering if it could be Brush. The bottom is marked W8.
Since I don't collect cookie jars, let me warn you that many were reproduced, and I don't know which ones or how to spot the fakes. I know some of them are pretty good ones. So I advise getting the opinion of someone who is more knowledgeable in cookie jars just to be sure.
But yes, this is a Brush cookie jar. It can be found on the bottom of page 134 of "The Guide to Brush McCoy Pottery" by Martha and Steve Sanford, and it is listed as #W8. They list the value as $350-400 (1992-93 price guide).
I hope that helps!