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Tom & Jerry Mug in Original 50s Gray For Sale


Vintage Fiestaware Gray Tom and Jerry Mug: Fiesta Dinnerware 30s 40s 50s 60s For Sale
      
Vintage Fiestaware Gray Tom and Jerry Mug: Fiesta Dinnerware 30s 40s 50s 60s For Sale

Vintage Fiestaware Gray Tom and Jerry Mug: Fiesta Dinnerware 30s 40s 50s 60s For Sale
      
Vintage Fiestaware Gray Tom and Jerry Mug: Fiesta Dinnerware 30s 40s 50s 60s For Sale

Vintage Fiestaware Gray Tom and Jerry Mug: Fiesta Dinnerware 30s 40s 50s 60s For Sale
      
Vintage Fiestaware Gray Tom and Jerry Mug: Fiesta Dinnerware 30s 40s 50s 60s For Sale

Circa 1949 to 1959: The Tom and Jerry was an alcoholic egg and milk drink, popular in the 30s and 40s. It was served warm from a large bowl in handled mugs. Homer Laughlin had already been producing this mug with a different handle when Fiesta pottery was being designed. Adopting the ring handle from the general Fiesta line, the Tom and Jerry mug was born. The distinctive ring handle is all you get for design on the T&J mug (it is one of only two pieces that is without the legendary rings, the other is the dripcut syrup pitcher, that was also borrowed from elsewhere). We use the Tom and Jerry mug for coffee and it's just the perfect size. Nice thick walls keep the coffee warm longer than contemporary cups. These pieces were actually hand shaped with metal tools to achive the unusual concave shape. The wonderful hourglass shape couldn't be produced by a mold alone, so workers shaped them (thus explaining why some are more curvy and thinner than other mugs). Because of all the handwork there is much variation in the Fiesta pottery pieces. Since the foot was shaped by hand they couldn't be marked in the mold so they were also hand-stamped with the Genuine Fiesta ink mark (some cups escaped the marking process, so it is not uncommon to also find the T&J mug unmarked). Produced from 1936-1969. This example in 50s gray glaze is in nice condition, with no damage, please note a small factory glaze skip at the base of the foot, shown in the first photograph, and a small, light brown color near the top of the handle), no chips or damage or use or wear, nice pearly gray 50s glaze.

Original 50s Gray
Vintage Fiesta Tom and Jerry Mug
For Sale: $65

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