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Vintage LaGardo Tackett 1958 Egghead Condom Holder

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LaGardo Tackett — 1958 ‘egghead’ condom holder

I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT I HAVE HAD THIS LITTLE GUY FOR I DO NOT KNOW FOR HOW MANY YEARS ON A SHELF IN MY OFFICE..I BOUGHT IT FOR THE BLACK/WHITE COLORING FOR MY OFFICE ...I HAD NO CLUE WHAT IT WAS FOR...JUST LIKED THE WHOLE LOOK..WHEN WE DECIDED TO REDO MY OFFICE OUT HE WENT TO SELL...IMAGINE MY SURPRISE TO FIND OUT WHAT HIS PURPOSE WAS? LOL
HE IS FROM A SET OF I BELIEVE 8 THAT WERE MADE IN THE TIME...
HE IS IN PERFECT CONDITION

Here’s a wonderful vintage oddity, a woddity. The witty “egghead” ceramics designed by LaGardo Tackett and marketed by Playboy and Esquire magazines as bedside storage for condoms back in the 60s.

A witty woddity: An egg. To hold condoms....GET IT?

More info:
They were made and marketed (primarily through Playboy Magazine) as condom holders.

These porcelain heads are hollow with a cork underneath which kept the contents, um, under-wraps.

La Gardo Tackett operated a studio in Southern California and produced exceptional architectural pottery pieces during the 1950’s. His work received rave reviews from designers and architects at the Brussels World Fair in 1958.

Sought after by collectors today because of their simplistic, sculptural design and tongue-in-cheek humor these “Eggheads” are getting harder and harder to find. For obvious reasons they were never in great supply.

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Vintage LaGardo Tackett 1958 Egghead Condom Holder

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: porcelain, cork
  • Only ships within United States.
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