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.

Find Holt Howard On eBay Below:

HOLT HOWARD Striped Yellow Green Brown Set 4 Footed Mug1966 Vintage Japan 7931
HOLT HOWARD Striped Yellow Green Brown Set 4 Footed Mug1966 Vintage Japan 7931
$19.99
Vintage 1964 Holt Howard Ceramic Rooster Coq Rouge Figural Spoon Rest Dish MIJ
Vintage 1964 Holt Howard Ceramic Rooster Coq Rouge Figural Spoon Rest Dish MIJ
$14.99
Vintage 1962 Holt Howard Ceramic Rooster Coq Rouge Pair Candle Holders MIJ Japan
Vintage 1962 Holt Howard Ceramic Rooster Coq Rouge Pair Candle Holders MIJ Japan
$24.99
Vintage Holt Howard Best Virginia Oven Proof
Vintage Holt Howard Best Virginia Oven Proof
$19.99
Vintage 1966 Holt Howard Coffee Cup lot of 22 cups onlycombine shipping
Vintage 1966 Holt Howard Coffee Cup lot of 22 cups onlycombine shipping
$10.99
Vintage Holt Howard Bronzik Chocolate Tea Coffee Pot Mid Century Retro Japan
Vintage Holt Howard Bronzik Chocolate Tea Coffee Pot Mid Century Retro Japan
$18.75
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
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
c1960s Holt Howard Italy Terracotta Pottery Pitcher HH Italy
c1960s Holt Howard Italy Terracotta Pottery Pitcher HH Italy
$22.49
300 PROOF DEVILS BREW STRIPED BASE LIQUOR DECANTER HOLT HOWARD COLLECTION
300 PROOF DEVILS BREW STRIPED BASE LIQUOR DECANTER HOLT HOWARD COLLECTION
$50.00
HOLT HOWARD SALT  PEPPER SHAKERS  MATCHING MINI CREAM PITCHER
HOLT HOWARD SALT PEPPER SHAKERS MATCHING MINI CREAM PITCHER
$19.80
Vintage Holt Howard 1966 Striped Blue Green Footed Mug Cup  7932 Japan
Vintage Holt Howard 1966 Striped Blue Green Footed Mug Cup 7932 Japan
$29.99
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
$23.29
HOLT HOWARD Rooster Coq Rouge CREAMER AND SUGAR BOWL with LID
HOLT HOWARD Rooster Coq Rouge CREAMER AND SUGAR BOWL with LID
$39.05
HOLT HOWARD Rooster Coq Rouge Egg Cup Holder
HOLT HOWARD Rooster Coq Rouge Egg Cup Holder
$14.87
2 Vintage HOLT HOWARD BISQUE CHERUB CANDLE HOLDERS ANGELS
2 Vintage HOLT HOWARD BISQUE CHERUB CANDLE HOLDERS ANGELS
$17.95
VINTAGE AMERICAN HOLT HOWARD USA YELLOWARE POTTERY BEER MUG TANKARD
VINTAGE AMERICAN HOLT HOWARD USA YELLOWARE POTTERY BEER MUG TANKARD
$21.21
16pc lot vintage Christmas bone porcelain China MIKASA HOLT HOWARD LEFTON more
16pc lot vintage Christmas bone porcelain China MIKASA HOLT HOWARD LEFTON more
$49.99
Rare Vintage Holt Howard Pixieware Salt and Pepper Shakers Pair 1950s MidCentury
Rare Vintage Holt Howard Pixieware Salt and Pepper Shakers Pair 1950s MidCentury
$149.00
France ART DECO Coq Rouge Signed Rooster Chicken Coffee Pot PRE HOLT HOWARD
France ART DECO Coq Rouge Signed Rooster Chicken Coffee Pot PRE HOLT HOWARD
$194.99
1966 VTG HOLT HOWARD JAPAN PORCELAIN MINI BOWL or SAUCER 7932
1966 VTG HOLT HOWARD JAPAN PORCELAIN MINI BOWL or SAUCER 7932
$5.99
Holt Howard Chattercoons Salty  Peppy Shakers Salt Pepper
Holt Howard Chattercoons Salty Peppy Shakers Salt Pepper
$19.99
PRICE GUIDE TO HOLT HOWARD COLLECTIBLES AND RELATED CERAMICWARE OF THE 50s
PRICE GUIDE TO HOLT HOWARD COLLECTIBLES AND RELATED CERAMICWARE OF THE 50s
$14.00
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
Lot Of 13 Holt Howard Bronzik Coffee Cups 1962 Japan
Lot Of 13 Holt Howard Bronzik Coffee Cups 1962 Japan
$59.95
Vintage 1959 Holt Howard Christmas Lady Head Vase Planter Glass Earrings
Vintage 1959 Holt Howard Christmas Lady Head Vase Planter Glass Earrings
$55.00
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 50s HOLT HOWARD Pixieware Jam Jelly JAR with Pixie SPOON VGUC Label
Vintage 50s HOLT HOWARD Pixieware Jam Jelly JAR with Pixie SPOON VGUC Label
$225.77
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
$19.95
2 Holt Howard Flying Duck Geese Wall Pockets 1958
2 Holt Howard Flying Duck Geese Wall Pockets 1958
$49.99
Holt Howard Cozy Kitten Cottage Cheese Container
Holt Howard Cozy Kitten Cottage Cheese Container
$50.00
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
Holt Howard Japan Pottery Mug Cobalt blue  Brown Pedestal Tall Mug
Holt Howard Japan Pottery Mug Cobalt blue Brown Pedestal Tall Mug
$17.99
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
Holt Howard Rooster Salt Pepper Ashtray
Holt Howard Rooster Salt Pepper Ashtray
$24.00
1962 Vintage HOLT HOWARD MID CENTURY MODERN BRONZIK BOWLS PLATE BOWL ATOMIC
1962 Vintage HOLT HOWARD MID CENTURY MODERN BRONZIK BOWLS PLATE BOWL ATOMIC
$49.00
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 COQ ROUGE CREAMER
HOLT HOWARD COQ ROUGE CREAMER
$7.00
HOLT HOWARD COQ ROUGE 2 CANDLE HOLDERS
HOLT HOWARD COQ ROUGE 2 CANDLE HOLDERS
$17.00


Recently Purchased Holt Howard:


rare vintage holt howard pixieware salt and pepper shakers pair 1950s midcentury, holt howard snack pixieberries extremely rare 1959, holt howard coq rouge cup mug amp; saucer, vintage holthoward 11 34 oval plate platter advertising aeolus gaspipe, c1960s holt howard italy terracotta pottery pitcher hh italy , vintage holt howard 1966 striped blue green footed mug cup 7932 japan , 300 proof devils brew striped base liquor decanterholt howard collection, vintage holt howard best virginia oven proof , holt howard two coffee mugs solid gray and brown danish modern look mint, vintage 1966 holt howard 7930 ceramic pedestal coffee cup ombre orange stripes, holt howard hh italy ceramic clay pottery creamer pitcher yellow red birds 575, holt howard whiskey whimsy liquor bottle braceletgin, antique holt howard ironstone platter transferware advertising womankind sell, holt howard coq rouge plate 8 12, holt howard coq rouge napkin holder, holt howard coq rouge creamer, holt howard coq rouge 2 candle holders, 4 holt howard orange ceramic juice glasses3251962eucfew nicks in paint, vtg set of 2 bisque porcelain holt howard 3 d mallard duck wall pockets marked, vintage 1966 holthoward 7930 made in japan coffee cup with orange stripes, 2 holt howard flying duck geese wall pockets 1958, vintage 1959 holt howard christmas lady head vase planter glass earrings, lot of 13 holt howard bronzik coffee cups 1962 japan, holt howard chattercoons salty amp; peppy shakers salt pepper, france art deco coq rouge signed rooster chicken coffee pot pre holt howard, 16pc lot vintage christmas bone porcelain china mikasa holt howard lefton more , vintage american holt howard usa yelloware pottery beer mug tankard, 2 vintage holt howard bisque cherub candle holders angels , holt howard rooster €coq rouge€ egg cup holder, holt howard rooster €coq rouge€ creamer and sugar bowl with lid, holt howard 1959 christmas grren holly red berries salt amp; pepper shakers wtag, 1959 holt howard ceramic pouring cup chocolate brown glazed ceramic mid century, super cool mid century modern holt howard coffee mug 1966 japan orange, vintage holt howard bronzik chocolate tea coffee pot mid century retro japan, vintage 1962 holt howard ceramic rooster coq rouge pair candle holders mij japan, vintage 1964 holt howard ceramic rooster coq rouge figural spoon rest dish mij, holt howard striped yellowgreenbrown set4 footed mug1966 vintage japan 7931, vintage top o the morning swanky egg cup japan holt howard , 1962 vintage holt howard mid century modern bronzik bowls plate bowl atomic, vintage 50s holt howard pixieware jam jelly jar with pixie spoon vguc label, holt howard salt amp; pepper shakers amp; matching mini cream pitcher, holt howard ovenproof large tan and brown mug with horse drawn fire truck image, holt howard blue and white abstract floral art covered bowl sugar candy dish , price guide to holt howard collectibles and related ceramicware of the 50s , vintage 1966 holthoward coffee cup lot of 22 cups onlycombine shipping, 6 vtg 1963 holt howard 4 blue band blueberry decorated shallow bowls coasters, holt howard rooster salt pepper ashtray, 5 vtg 1964 holt howard 3 58 banded amp; blueberry decorated coffee cups mugs, vintage holt howard teapot coffee pot mid century danish modern black , f3 vintage holthoward 1954 americana salt pepper shakers w weathervanes design, mid century holt howard turquoise stripe footed salt amp; pepper shakers 4 38, holt howard best virginia tobacco mug stein colonial trading ship tobacciana , 2 holt howard vintage midcentury pottery coffee mugs victory eagle and fox hunt, holt howard hh italy ceramic clay pottery mini creamer pitcher yellow orange 3, 1966 vtg holt howard japan porcelain mini bowl or saucer 7932, holthoward mice sp shakers in excellent condition, vintage holt howard mug blue flower paisley pedestal cup 1964 hh set of 3, holt howard japan pottery mug cobalt blue amp; brown pedestal tall mug , rare vintage holt howard usa horse drawn fire engine oven proof coffee mug cup, 2 vintage 1968 holt howard made japan blue bird flowers coffee tea cup mug rare, vintage 1968 holt howard made in japan blue bird flowers coffee tea cup mug rare, 3 vintage holt howard mid century modern mugs cups red blue retro funky groovy, vintage holthoward indian mug best virginia oven proof made in usa , vintage mid century danish modern holt howard coffee mug cup apple 1962, 5 vintage holt howard japan rice grain footed mugs with labels htf , 1958 holt howard candle holder disiner flowers fine china, holt howard usa 7 12 salad plate oven proof tan black vegetables basket garden, holt howard cozy kitten cottage cheese container , holt howard santa claus salt amp; pepper shakers 5 tall



Comments are closed.