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Vintage Ceramic Swear Jar or Cuss Box Coin Bank with Appalachian Hillbilly Motif – Made in Japan

This is a quaint vintage ceramic swear jar, or ‘Cuss Box’ coin bank with an Appalachian hillbilly motif that was made in Japan. This penny bank is molded like a cross cut section of pine tree with pine cones decorating it, as well as the following poem:

Cuss Box
Cussin ain’t the nicest thing
And friends fer you it shore don’t bring
But, if you really gotta sayem
Heres the way you hafta payem!

This could be an effective part of some people’s economic improvement plan!

Vintage Midwinter Jessie Tait Design Ceramic Fruit Nappy – Ming Tree Pattern

his is an amazing piece of collectible ceramic art created by the famous ceramic artist Dorthy Jessie Tait. The design features a sparse tree with gigantic, multi-coloured lotus blossoms.

Tait was a prolific English ceramic designer working in the Stoke-on-Trent pottery industries, most prominently for Midwinter Pottery, from the 1940s to the 1980s.

This fruit nappy is a good size, at 5″ across and 1″ deep. It is in excellent condition. It is perfect for a scoop or two of gelato, or a topple of fresh fruit and whip cream.

Vintage Midwinter Jessie Tait Design Ceramic Fruit Nappy - Ming Tree Pattern

Vintage Midwinter Jessie Tait Design Ceramic Fruit Nappy - Ming Tree Pattern

Vintage Midwinter Jessie Tait Design Ceramic Fruit Nappy - Ming Tree Pattern

Vintage Midwinter Jessie Tait Design Ceramic Fruit Nappy - Ming Tree Pattern

Occupied Japan Welsh Springer Spaniel Puppy Salt and Pepper Shakers

This pair of Occupied Japan Welsh Springer Spaniel Puppy Salt and Pepper Shakers are adorable and hand painted.

This pair of Occupied Japan Welsh Springer Spaniel Puppy Salt and Pepper Shakers are adorable and hand painted

This pair of Occupied Japan Welsh Springer Spaniel Puppy Salt and Pepper Shakers are adorable and hand painted.