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We have three vintage pieces from this collectible Holt Howard pattern which all came out of the same older home. We are saleing each piece separately in case someone needs just one of them. If you purchase more than one, we would be pleased to ship them together to save you money on postage BUT you must not pay for each separately or pay for any prior to our issuing you a combined invoice. Please e-mail to let us know you are pursuing more than one piece and which ones, and we will issue an invoice at the close of the last sale you win.
All items are from the Holt Howard Pixieware line, made in 1958, and all base pieces are stamped on their underside bases with "1958, Holt Howard" (the lids are not marked). One piece also still has attached on the underside base the original silver and black label which states "Japan" with an "H" both above and below this, so we know all pieces were made in Japan in the 1950's.
This sale is for the Lil' Sugar bowl with its corresponding pixie girl lid which is actually a combination lid with spoon. The matching Cream Crock for this Sugar & Creamer set is being saleed separately, as is the Jam 'n Jelly with its combination lid with spoon.
Lil' Sugar stands about 4 3/4 inches in height with the lid, and has a greatest width/depth of about 3 1/4 inches. This piece is ceramic or pottery (not china or porcelain). The base sugar bowl is round, with a wavy top edge/rim, then cinches in before bowing outward then slanting downward for the lower half to a smaller base which has a diameter of about 1 7/16 inches. The combo lid/spoon has a total length of about 4 1/4 inches and fits nicely into the sugar bowl. Together the sugar bowl and lid/spoon weigh about 4.6 ounces.
The sugar bowl is a cream white color with light blue vertical stripes and the words "Lil' Sugar" in black on one side. The same blue color appears for the bow in the red-haired pixie's hair at the top of her head. The pixie is winking at you, with one eye open and one eye closed. The pixie head has a beige/skin tone face and neck, with the flat lid portion and spoon in the cream white coloring.
All of these older pieces were used and enjoyed and show a lot of wear; they are not mint. Sometimes the camera flash can hide some of the flaws, so among the 12 images here we have included two shot without the camera light....these appear darker but can help in viewing some of the condition. Please use the zoom feature for further detail.
The sugar bowl part has an all-over fine crazing, having both long and short fine crazing lines. There is a tad of darkness to this crazing, with it particularly darker on the sides near the lower base in some spots. The Lil' Sugar name in black is solid and clear and appears to be all still there. The bowl has no chips. There are some pit/pit dots/dark dots in the pottery, some stray blue paint dots, touches of wear to the blue stripes in spots but not bad, perhaps some surface scratches (although we don't notice any) and other general wear. The lid/spoon was once broken where the neck meets the round flat lid portion, and was re-glued by the prior owner, with yellow glue visible around the break/cracked line on the lid. There is light crazing similar to the bowl on pretty much the full lid/spoon (we don't see crazing in the painted hair/bow), a tiny spot of paint or something stuck on the backside of one branch of the bow, a tiny rim flake/tiny chip on the spoon rim (about 1/16 inch in width), a tad of light browning on the underside of the flat lid, a raised dot of extra pottery on the top of the flat lid, and other general wear, etc.
Still would have a terrific eye-catching look on display, and perhaps you are just missing one part of this to complete a set you already own.