This Hull Little Red Riding Hood Mustard Jar is becoming increasingly hard to find! This Little Red Riding Hood has blue eyes, round pink cheeks, and blond hair peeking out from under her famous red hood. Her head, bodice, and red cape tied with a gold bow form the lid of the jar, and her dress is decorated with blue lines at the bodice and the hem of her skirt. The front of her skirt is decorated with a decal of a full-blown orange-red poppy accented with purple flowers, white daisies, and green leaves. Her yellow and brown cross-hatch basket is open at the top for the mustard spoon, and there is a small protrusion at her arm to hold the top in place.
Though most of the decorating work was contracted out to Regal China, Little Red Riding Hood was one of Hull's most popular lines, having been assigned the patent by Louise Bauer in 1943 and continued in production until around 1957. There is no visible mark.
This little, covered jar measures 5-3/4 inches tall, 3-inches without the cover. The bottom of the jar is 3-1/3 inches wide and 4-1/4 inches front to back, and the opening is 2-inches long by 1-1/4 inches.
Some of the red of her cape has bled down onto her bodice and shoulder, and there is a pinpoint glaze pop in her cape. The gold on the tie of her cape shows minor wear, and the brown at the top of her right mitten is also worn. There is a scratch on the underside of the bottom, and some discoloration on the inside. Vintage pieces are not perfect and may show minor flaws, but I do my best to describe any imperfection.
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