In 1944 Lester M. Chace obtained a patent for this Dutch Girl holding tulips cookie jar. At that time he was employed by the Ludowici Celadon Pottery company located in New Lexington, Ohio. Between (approximately) 1941-1945, Ludowici Celadon produced cookie jars. At some point, the company sold some of the cookie jars molds to the American Bisque Pottery company (Williamstown, WV) who then made the same jars. As this jar is unmarked, it is difficult at best to determine who and when this jar was made.
The cookie jar appears to have been painted in the after market and has worn off in spots.
Measurements: The cookie jar is approximately is just over 12 1/2 inches tall. The opening is approximately 4 inches in diameter. The base about about 5 3/4 inches across.
Condition: There is some crazing inside the cookie jar and discoloration on the bottom. Some of the paint has worn off. There are no chips, cracks that we can find. She is in overall good vintage condition. Please see the photos for more detail.
This is a heavy pottery cookie jar, so shipping will be a bit higher.