A nostalgic Santa Claus planter with hand painting and wonderful spaghetti fur trim. It is very nicely done with considerable detail.
The base is unglazed. A silver foil label on the base reads Ucagco CERAMICS JAPAN . UCAGCO was US based, and dates back to 1850. In the 1930’s the company took on the official trademark of UCAGCO and began expanding overseas. After WWII was over, the company’s agent in Japan (S.A. Stolaroff) signed the very first contract allowing imports from Japan. Stolaroff was a talented ceramic designer himself and worked alongside many Japanese potteries to help lead the company’s line of ceramics. The company was sold in 1956.
Weighs 8.7 oz (245 g)
There are no breaks or chips. There is a hairline crack on the back of planter, and crazing to the base glaze. There are kiln flaws, such as paint mistakes, misses and bumps. The colors are still bright and not worn.
A fun planter to put out for the holidays. You could put an air fern in it or use for candy.
Mid-century Ucagco Santa Claus Spaghetti Planter 1950’s