this is the cutest little bear! it is a mid century vintage/antique American Bisque Pottery Cookie Jar. it has the US A mark on the back with the A slightly larger and apart from the US. the bear is painted in browns, pink, green and black. (I have seen several of this style of cookie jar, but never this color combination) the painting is mostly done with a nice airbrushing and hand painting on the face and accents. the bear is 11" tall x 7" wide. for being an antique and older than most of us, it is in amazing shape. there is crazing, and on the bottom and on the inside of the neck there is some staining on the bisque that is not glazed. there are a couple of tiny spots on the back of the head that the paint or glaze did not appear to cover in the manufacture process I think. the crazing and wear on the bottom show the age and give character to the piece. the little manufacturing or painting flaws also give the piece uniqueness as well. it really is a nice piece of history that is nice enough to use in your kitchen today and for many more years to come!
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Sandy 'Artsy Gemini' Sappington Broschat