1950’S Dime Store Red Ware Ceramic Clay Black Poodle Planter/ Pencil Holder# 2910 Nos Edward P. Paul & Company


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Weight20 oz
Packaging Dimensions12 × 10 × 8 in


1950's dime store Red Ware ceramic clay black poodle planter/ pencil holder# 2910. This is a new old stock UNUSED item taken directly from its original packing material and box as imported from Japan in the 1950's. There may be some slight imperfections from the factory but that's just how these dime store products were produced. No chips or cracks. It measures approx. 6.5 " tall x 5 " wide and has a 1.75" opening on the top. All of our Red ware black poodles are hand painted and have a cute little red bow in the hair and a gold color collar with red dots. They are absolutely adorable. They are sold without box because they are packed in multiple quantities from factory. They have the original label on bottom and were produced from the famous Edward P. Paul gift shop of New York City aka Paul's Gifts. E.P.P & Co. was established in 1889 and was in business to approx. 1972 in downtown New York city. they were manufactures/ Importers and wholesalers of ceramics and China from Japan Germany, France and Italy. and proudly display the famous Paul's green and gold label ( as seen above )

EDWARD P. PAUL AND COMPANY (EPP&CO) was once the largest importer of ceramics and housewares on the east coast. They opened their doors in 1898 in Brooklyn New York and eventually had a very large warehouse in NJ. Most of their goods were made in Italy (glassware) and Japan (ceramics & porcelain) some was made in Germany, France and even Czechoslovakia. It was transported by ship in large wooden crates packed with hay/straw. The company had several product lines of quality including a higher end line they called paul Lux that mirrored the fancy French China of the 1940’s and 50’s. For the most part they had a middle of the road line that was sold in many large older department stores as well as privately owned mom and pop houseware shops across the United States. All these items were mass produced overseas with very limited quality control for those times. This helped keep cost down to help them turn a profit. You will always notice sloppy hand painting of details and very minor ceramic defects yet still their items were quite nice and made fantastic decorations throughout people’s homes. You may remember seeing them in your parents or grandparents home growing up. I can remember seeing so many of the items that I am selling from the EPP& CO. in my grandparent’s home in my grandfather’s houseware store (Krieger’s Housewares & Gifts) and in all the big department stores as a child. Hong Kong Old has been fortunate enough to have found an extremely large holdings of the original crates filled with EPP&Co. merchandise that had been rescued from there now defunct warehouse. It has all been produced in the 1920’s through the 1960’s and sat untouched until it was rescued. Most of EPP&CO. merchandise has an Identifying sticker that says Edward P. Paul and Co. 1898 or Paul’s gifts, sometimes the items are embossed with the word “PAULS” or painted with PAULUX.

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