If you have been in the vintage world long, you have probably stumbled across the name Holt-Howard. Maybe in some research? Maybe an HH sticker stamped to the bottom of your favorite winking Santa dish?
First, I should have started with the well known fact amongst my family and close friends that
I. LOVE. CHRISTMAS. 🌲🌲🤓💕
Of course when I started my quest to educate myself more into the world of antiquities, I had no idea who Holt-Howard was…I was a Lefton gal, though & through (ask me about my bluebirds! 😊🤗).
As it turns out, Holt-Howard happens to be the MASTER of vintage whimscal ceramic decor with their wide array of iconic winking Santas to their famous (and pricey!) Pixieware. Anthropomorphic veggies also became a popular theme as well as the Cozy Cat and Exotic Rooster lines.
I am testing out a new format on this post in an attempt to create a more informative and easy to read forum, constructive feedback is always welcome! ❤💕
- Holt-Howard was created by brothers John and Robert Howard, along with their good friend Grant Howard.
- Holt-Howard started distributing in 1949 until 1969 when they were bought out by General Housewares Corporation.
- They were housed originally in New York City until they were moved to Conneticut in 1955.
- Holt-Howard’s first distributions were specifically ceramic Christmas items.
- Most products made by the company were either stamped or labeled with a double “H” logo as well as the date of creation (love that part…no date guessing!😍)
- Holt-Howard productions ended in the beginning of the ’90s, however similar items are still being produced with the marking GHA indicating founder, Grant Holt.
- Bob Howard was the artist on many of the designs the company created.
- The Holt-Howard company made anything from figurines to mugs as well as a whole array of ceramic kitchen and household items in between.
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