How can you not instantly fall in love with this happy and dandy cat?
Made by Los Angeles based Doranne of California Pottery during the 1950's this vintage, hi-gloss,avocado green cookie jar displays a jolly cat prepping his bow tie while his suspenders stretch over (don't pop!) a wide belly that could definitely use a longer jacket. And those green eyes! Cute as a kitten.
Origin: California, USA; pre-owned; c.1950's
Dimensions: 13 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W (est) x 9"D
Condition: Great. Hidden beneath the heavy gloss we spotted age-related crazing which is commonly seen in vintage ceramics, light between the ears and generalized around the base. It is not seen unless the jar is held to a direct light, and to the naked eye the cat appears flawless.
We also spotted a small pin head sized nick (see last photo) to the inside rim of the base.
Overall this is a wonderful collectible of original mid century American kitchen decor. It is clean and bright and has incredible appeal.