Holt Howard

Does anyone know anything about Holt Howard Pixieware?

The fifties were a great period of design, with whimsical interpretations of lamps, french poodles, and other aspects of everyday life turned upside down from the proletarian design of the 1940s. Today, the 1950s and 1960s are one of the hottest collecting areas, and right up there with the very best is the "pixieware" of the Holt-Howard Company of Stamford, Connecticut. Holt-Howard was created in 1948 by John and Robert Howard and A. Grant Holt, and the Holt Howard company from the beginning concentrated production on whimsical kitchen items and giftware. Animal themes quickly made their way into the Holt Howard design, with rooster egg cups and cat string holders, and even Santa Claus worked his way in with his own cookie jar.

Pixieware is what the Holt Howard company is best remembered for, produced from about 1958 until the early 1960s. Holt Howard Pixieware is immediately recognizable for the elf heads which adorn the condiment jars and other kitchenware, painted with bright colors and clever facial expressions from happiness to sadness. The Holt Howard pixieware collection includes 12 different condiment jars, salt and pepper shakers, 3 liquor decanters, 5 cruets, and specialty items like ashtrays and ice cream sundae dishes. Holt-Howard production is marked Holt-Howard followed by the year of manufacture, plus Japan. Condiment jars are particularly collectible and are white with verticle stripes, and the name of the condiment is painted in black letters on the jar. For other Holt Howard pieces like liquor decanters, the name more commonly appears on the figure's head. The Holt Howard jar head has a spoon or two-pronged fork which went down into the jar and was used to scoop out the condiment.

Other manufacturers soon started copying Holt-Howard pixieware due to its popularity. Some of the companies to look for, which have become collected in their own right, are Davar, Lefton, Norcrest, M-G, and Lipper Mann. As with most collectibles, some pieces of pixieware are more common and less expensive than others; for pixieware, it tends to be the standard ketchup and mustard jars and other common condiments that are easiest to find. Rare pixieware includes specialty condiments such as Honey or Chili Sauce, or a variation like Instant Coffee. Holt-Howard pixieware commands by far the best prices. While you can still find pixieware at reasonable prices, be careful with the condition as many of the spoon/fork attachments to the lid have been broken over the years. Make sure that the head color and the color on the body of the jar are the same, and look for the Holt-Howard mark since most all H-H production was marked.

Holt-Howard ceased production in 1990.

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c1960s Holt Howard Italy Terracotta Pottery Pitcher HH Italy
c1960s Holt Howard Italy Terracotta Pottery Pitcher HH Italy
$24.99
IMPERFECT VINTAGE 1962 HOLT HOWARD JAPAN CREAMER  SUGAR BOWL APPLE DESIGN
IMPERFECT VINTAGE 1962 HOLT HOWARD JAPAN CREAMER SUGAR BOWL APPLE DESIGN
$14.39
HOLT HOWARD COQ ROUGE CUP MUG  SAUCER
HOLT HOWARD COQ ROUGE CUP MUG SAUCER
$10.00
Holt Howard Mice S P shakers in excellent condition
Holt Howard Mice S P shakers in excellent condition
$40.00
Holt Howard HH Italy Ceramic Clay Pottery Mini Creamer Pitcher Yellow Orange 3
Holt Howard HH Italy Ceramic Clay Pottery Mini Creamer Pitcher Yellow Orange 3
$12.99
F3 Vintage Holt Howard 1954 Americana Salt Pepper Shakers w Weathervanes Design
F3 Vintage Holt Howard 1954 Americana Salt Pepper Shakers w Weathervanes Design
$9.99
Vintage Holt Howard Best Virginia Oven Proof
Vintage Holt Howard Best Virginia Oven Proof
$19.99
3 Vintage HOLT HOWARD MID CENTURY MODERN MUGS CUPS RED BLUE retro funky groovy
3 Vintage HOLT HOWARD MID CENTURY MODERN MUGS CUPS RED BLUE retro funky groovy
$24.95
4 1959 HOLT HOWARD Christmas Elf Pixie Cups
4 1959 HOLT HOWARD Christmas Elf Pixie Cups
$79.99
Holt Howard Collectibles With Price Guide by Walter Dworkin
Holt Howard Collectibles With Price Guide by Walter Dworkin
$18.00
Vintage 1962 HOLT HOWARD COFFEE MUG APPLE APPLEJACK MCM MID CENTURY MODERN
Vintage 1962 HOLT HOWARD COFFEE MUG APPLE APPLEJACK MCM MID CENTURY MODERN
$22.54
2 Vintage 1968 Holt Howard Made Japan Blue Bird Flowers Coffee Tea Cup Mug RARE
2 Vintage 1968 Holt Howard Made Japan Blue Bird Flowers Coffee Tea Cup Mug RARE
$44.49
Vintage 1968 Holt Howard Made In Japan Blue Bird Flowers Coffee Tea Cup Mug RARE
Vintage 1968 Holt Howard Made In Japan Blue Bird Flowers Coffee Tea Cup Mug RARE
$26.69
5 Vintage Holt Howard Japan Rice Grain Footed Mugs With Labels HTF
5 Vintage Holt Howard Japan Rice Grain Footed Mugs With Labels HTF
$119.99
Vintage Holt Howard 1966 Striped Blue Green Footed Mug Cup  7932 Japan
Vintage Holt Howard 1966 Striped Blue Green Footed Mug Cup 7932 Japan
$39.99
Vintage TOP O THE MORNING SWANKY EGG CUP JAPAN HOLT HOWARD
Vintage TOP O THE MORNING SWANKY EGG CUP JAPAN HOLT HOWARD
$19.95
RARE Vintage Holt Howard USA Horse Drawn Fire Engine Oven Proof Coffee Mug Cup
RARE Vintage Holt Howard USA Horse Drawn Fire Engine Oven Proof Coffee Mug Cup
$49.99
HOLT HOWARD SNACK PIXIE BERRIES EXTREMELY RARE 1959
HOLT HOWARD SNACK PIXIE BERRIES EXTREMELY RARE 1959
$710.00
HOLT HOWARD WHISKEY WHIMSY LIQUOR BOTTLE BRACELET GIN
HOLT HOWARD WHISKEY WHIMSY LIQUOR BOTTLE BRACELET GIN
$205.00
Holt Howard blue and White abstract floral art covered bowl sugar candy dish
Holt Howard blue and White abstract floral art covered bowl sugar candy dish
$25.00
Vintage Holt Howard Planter El Torro The Bull 1960 Broken Horns
Vintage Holt Howard Planter El Torro The Bull 1960 Broken Horns
$24.99
1959 Holt Howard Ceramic Pouring Cup Chocolate Brown Glazed Ceramic Mid Century
1959 Holt Howard Ceramic Pouring Cup Chocolate Brown Glazed Ceramic Mid Century
$32.20
Holt Howard 1959 Christmas Grren Holly Red Berries Salt  Pepper Shakers w tag
Holt Howard 1959 Christmas Grren Holly Red Berries Salt Pepper Shakers w tag
$25.88
1964 Holt Howard Cereal Bowl Fruit Bowl Pattern VFC
1964 Holt Howard Cereal Bowl Fruit Bowl Pattern VFC
$6.75
Holt Howard Wall Pockets Flying Pheasant Pond Scene 1958 Ceramic Made In Japan
Holt Howard Wall Pockets Flying Pheasant Pond Scene 1958 Ceramic Made In Japan
$45.00
Vtg Set of 2 Bisque Porcelain Holt Howard 3 D Mallard Duck Wall pockets Marked
Vtg Set of 2 Bisque Porcelain Holt Howard 3 D Mallard Duck Wall pockets Marked
$299.99
2 Vintage HOLT HOWARD BISQUE CHERUB CANDLE HOLDERS ANGELS
2 Vintage HOLT HOWARD BISQUE CHERUB CANDLE HOLDERS ANGELS
$17.95
1966 VTG HOLT HOWARD JAPAN PORCELAIN MINI BOWL or SAUCER 7932
1966 VTG HOLT HOWARD JAPAN PORCELAIN MINI BOWL or SAUCER 7932
$5.99
Lot Of 13 Holt Howard Bronzik Coffee Cups 1962 Japan
Lot Of 13 Holt Howard Bronzik Coffee Cups 1962 Japan
$95.95
Vintage 1966 Holt Howard 7930 Made in Japan Coffee Cup with orange stripes
Vintage 1966 Holt Howard 7930 Made in Japan Coffee Cup with orange stripes
$10.95
Vintage Holt Howard mug blue flower paisley pedestal cup 1964 HH Set of 3
Vintage Holt Howard mug blue flower paisley pedestal cup 1964 HH Set of 3
$19.99
Vintage HOLT HOWARD TEAPOT COFFEE POT MID CENTURY DANISH MODERN BLACK
Vintage HOLT HOWARD TEAPOT COFFEE POT MID CENTURY DANISH MODERN BLACK
$39.95
Super Cool Mid Century Modern HOLT HOWARD Coffee Mug 1966 Japan ORANGE
Super Cool Mid Century Modern HOLT HOWARD Coffee Mug 1966 Japan ORANGE
$12.99
VTG 1963 HOLT HOWARD COFFEE TEA POT SUGER BOWL  PITCHER RETRO BANDS BLUEBERRIES
VTG 1963 HOLT HOWARD COFFEE TEA POT SUGER BOWL PITCHER RETRO BANDS BLUEBERRIES
$22.72
5 VTG 1964 HOLT HOWARD 3 5 8 BANDED  BLUEBERRY DECORATED COFFEE CUPS MUGS
5 VTG 1964 HOLT HOWARD 3 5 8 BANDED BLUEBERRY DECORATED COFFEE CUPS MUGS
$12.97
6 VTG 1963 HOLT HOWARD 4 BLUE BAND BLUEBERRY DECORATED SHALLOW BOWLS COASTERS
6 VTG 1963 HOLT HOWARD 4 BLUE BAND BLUEBERRY DECORATED SHALLOW BOWLS COASTERS
$19.47
4 HOLT HOWARD ORANGE CERAMIC JUICE GLASSES 325 1962 EUC Few Nicks in Paint
4 HOLT HOWARD ORANGE CERAMIC JUICE GLASSES 325 1962 EUC Few Nicks in Paint
$9.95
Holt Howard Cozy Kitten Cottage Cheese Container
Holt Howard Cozy Kitten Cottage Cheese Container
$50.00
HOLT HOWARD COQ ROUGE 2 CANDLE HOLDERS
HOLT HOWARD COQ ROUGE 2 CANDLE HOLDERS
$17.00
HOLT HOWARD COQ ROUGE NAPKIN HOLDER
HOLT HOWARD COQ ROUGE NAPKIN HOLDER
$19.00


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