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Tom & Jerry Mug in Original 50s Chartreuse For Sale


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

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

Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Tom and Jerry Mug: Fiesta Dinnerware 30s 40s 50s 60s For Sale
      
Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse 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 Chartreuse glaze is in excellent condition with no damage. Thick glaze, wonderful color, no chips or cracks or use or signs of wear. Great, hard to find 50s Chartreuse Tom and Jerry mug.

Original 50s Chartreuse
Vintage Fiesta Tom and Jerry Mug
For Sale: $75

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