Black-faced Little Red Riding Hood Cookie JarBy

Black-faced Little Red Riding Hood Cookie Jar

A new black-faced Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar has been floating around in the market. The shape of the new jar imitates the original Little Red Riding Hood jar sold by Hull Pottery between 1943-1957. However, no vintage black-faced version of the Hull jar was ever produced. All black-faced jars in this style are new.

The other obvious problem with this reproduction is the mark, a large raised "McCoy" on the base. Hull Pottery made the original jar, not McCoy. Any Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar marked McCoy is of recent manufacture.

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Fig. 1 New Little Red Riding Hood painted with a black skin. No originals like this were ever made. Wholesale, $25 each. Some new jars have brought $100-200 from unsuspecting buyers.

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Fig. 2 The new jar is marked McCoy on the base. Original Little Red Riding Hood jars in this style were made by Hull Pottery, not McCoy.