Vintage Little Lamb Ceramic Cookie Jar by American Bisque Pottery Co,Circa1940’s


This very sweet demure Little Lamb Ceramic Cookie jar by the American Bisque Pottery Co circa 1940's is sure to put a smile on your face and warm your heart while adding vintage style to the kitchen.
It is in good overall condition after all these years with mild rubbing of the paint due to age and use but remains vibrant and charming. There is a hairline crack on the back of little lambs head and minor bites on the inner lid-(as seen in pictures) probably from use!
It measures 11" tall x 7" diameter.

American Bisque cookie jars are second only to McCoy Potteries in the number produced. It started in business during WWI in Williamstown West Virginia in 1919 as a Kewpie doll manufacturer as these were prohibited from being imported from Germany during that time.
They later expanded to the production of lamps, planters and vases, bowls, serving dishes, ashtrays, kitchenware, and eventually the colorful cookie jars valued by collectors today.

Very few American Bisque cookie jars are solid colors. They shied away from fruits and vegetables, too, opting instead for a vast array of airbrushing colors and designs that favored animals, people and cartoon characters. Today many collectors cherish the more detailed designs and relief of American Bisque cookie jars over McCoy.

Identifying American Bisque cookie jars can often be frustrating. In most cases they did not mark their jars with anything other than a simple "USA", or occasionally a number. Others were marked with the abbreviation "A.B. Co.". Some jars left the plant with paper labels that have long since disappeared. However you can usually identify American Bisque cookie jars by their unique large wedge shapes on the bottoms."

This company was not originally started by the Allen family, but it was purchased by B.E. Allen in 1922 and it remained in the Allen family until 1982. The factory closed its doors in 1983. American Bisque is responsible for many of the rare collectible cookie jars that we find today.
The American Bisque Pottery, operating in Williamstown, West Virginia from 1919 to 1982, and the American Pottery Company produced popular cookie jars, ashtrays, doorstops, sprinkle bottles, banks, planters, lamps and much more

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