This is another example of a modern fake made to deceive. Though marked with a familiar looking 'McCoy' imprint on the back, this double opening wall pocket in the shape of a pitcher and bowl wash set is contemporary and not vintage. It is made of some kind of light ceramic material, rather than the sturdy earthenware body familiar to experienced McCoy collectors, and it also is a design that was never made by the McCoy Pottery Company.
Heightened collector interest in McCoy pottery pieces in the 80's and 90's brought about a large number of fakes, reproductions and fantasy articles, all bearing various versions of marks which included the McCoy name. Buying new fakes and reproductions at wholesale prices and then selling those items to unsuspecting buyers as 'guaranteed old and authentic' can be a lucrative business. Search this shop for 'McCoy' to view additional examples of fake, fantasy and reproduction items marked with the same name.
Measures 7 1/4 inches high by 7 inches wide
Illustrations and Characteristics for Help in Identifying Many Confusing New Items
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