This Anthropomorphic Mr.Mustard jar was made by American Bisque, West Virginia. In the shape of the head of a red-headed man with a bushy upturned mustache, this jar can’t help but bring a smile. The jar is glazed in peach with deep pink, almost red, cheeks, dark brown eyes with large black pupils, and wavy brownish-red hair. The enchanting face has wide-open eyes with arched brows. The protruding nose is in the mold, and a mischievous pink mouth is painted beneath the mustache. His wavy hair and mustache are textured and stand out in relief. The dish and the cover are both slotted for a spoon. The cover of the jar is a pointed sombrero-style hat in light yellow trimmed in brown, with an incised zigzag pattern around the upturned brim. The word “Mustard” is stamped in black on the hat.
This amusing condiment jar measures about 5-3/4 inches tall with the cover on, 3-1/2 inches without the lid, and about 5-inches front to back and 4-inches across his mustached face.
Made by American Bisque circa the 1960s, the flat bottom is not marked
There is a curious small, 1/8-inch diameter hole in the top of the jar that is nearly hidden when the cover is on. This hole does not go all the way through. There is very fine crazing, mainly visible on the inside, though you can see some on the outside with a magnifying glass. The colors are still bright, and there is no other damage to either piece.
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