Sunday, January 29, 2012

Powder Jars and Trinket Boxes


Powder Jars
Last September I bought a collection of vintage powder jars and trinket boxes. I acquired them from a lady that said they had belonged to her aunt. She said she didn’t know anything about them except that her aunt loved them.

Trinket Boxes
Now usually I tell you right away about my purchases, but I wanted to do some research on these and tell you what I discovered. Well, I’ve done some research but I’m sad to say that I haven’t found out very much. So I’m showing the collection to you now to tell you what little I know and hoping that you might add to my knowledge.

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The two trinket boxes are marked Anchor Hocking; one is a turtle, one is a chick.

Turtle Trinket Box

Chick Trinket Box

I wonder if Anchor Hocking made other trinket boxes or it this a complete collection?

Do you know?


The powder jars are not marked but are easily found on Ebay. Most of the auctions credit them to the Jeannette Glass Company. I have a Scottie dog, an elephant and a poodle.


Scottie Powder Jar

Elephant Powder Jar

Poodle Powder Jar

I’ve seen only one other Jeannette powder jar….a deer which some auctions refer to as Bambi. Some of the jars were offered in iridized glass (carnival) like the poodle above and some were made in pink glass.

I want to know if Jeannette made other powder jars. Would I have a complete collection if I found Bambi?

 Do you know?

I’m all ears!!!


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37 comments:

  1. How fun, sadly I don't know any information about these jars but just saw the "Bambi" jar last night at an antique mall here in Chicago

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  2. I don't know about these either but they sure are precious! I love that sweet little poodle. My mother collects poodles. Enjoy your evening, my friend! ♥

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  3. I have only seen the chick one in a book. It looks like it would fit nicely right inside your hand.

    Lovely collection you have!

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  4. Oh Sherry these are so sweet! I love the Poodle dog! I don't think I've seen anything like these but will be looking now since they are charming. Good finds! hugs, Linda

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  5. Adorable. Until I read your description, I was certain you were going to say they were from an Avon collection.

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  6. The ones you are calling powder jars... I would try searching for them as candy dishes... I've only ever heard them called that... seen mayn other animals on top of the lid... hope this helps!

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  7. These are so precious, but I'm not going to be much help here. Such a sweet collection.

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  8. I don't know a thing except they are adorable, I hope you can get the scoop!!

    Carol

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  9. I've seen a donkey before. A donkey is sort of a weird thing to put on a powder jar though. Your poodle is adorable. I'll stop back by and see if anyone knows anything else about them.

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  10. I sure do not know...but how unusual they are. I have never seen any like them before?

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  11. Don't know either, but they are so beautiful! Give us a heads up if you put them up for sale anytime soon! ;-)

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  12. Cant help with your questions but they are all gorgeous

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  13. These are great, thanks for the tip.

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  14. My grandmother had a collection of these. She had the elephant and I think the scotty. I can't remember the others.Seems like I saw these inb a Kovels book once.

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  15. I have a pink rabbit trinket box. All I know about it is that it is made in the United States.
    I love your collection!

    deb

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  16. Don't have any info for you but I do know they are getting harder to find! Love the carnival glass one!

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  17. Beautiful. I haven't seen these, but I do have this lovely!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/10576685@N05/4274934448/

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  18. I am not familiar with these - how sweet they are

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  19. These are adorable. A sweet little find. The Anchor Hocking Turtle trinket box is current listed on Etsy for $4.95. And the Anchor Hocking Chicken trinket box is going for $7.95 on Etsy. That doesn’t mean that is what they are worth. It is just the price the Etsy seller has them listed as.
    The Jeannette Glass animal figural powder jars were in production from the 1930s - 1950s. The Scottie dresser box in the iridized marigold color has been sold for around $35 so you can price yours accordingly.
    The elephant, with trunk up, is for good luck and is designed with a stylish deco influence. It was made by Jeanette glass, and was discontinued in 1920. Estimated value is $25.
    The Poodle jar is considered Carnival glass (amber iridized glass) and is also made by Jeanette Glass Company. It was made from the '30's through the early '60's. Estimated value is $27.

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  20. I just checked Ebay and saw several Anchor Hocking trinket boxes. In fact, I just had to buy a turtle box for my daughter... unless I keep it for myself. I will do some more research. They are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. I am the lucky owner of 2 of the deer ones. My mother's & greatgrandmothers. I actually use one for my face poweder.

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  22. There are several on etsy.com. Even the Bambi one.

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  23. Hmm, I'm going to an auction tomorrow...maybe I'll find some!

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  24. I have a donkey powder jar. It has the original sale sticker on the bottom for $.29! So sweet!

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  25. I hope your blogging friends have helped you Sherry. Sorry but I don't know anything about them except they are cute. It must be hard to know how to price them without knowing much.
    Donna

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  26. These are so cute. I have seen the Scotty Dog in pink and clear glass. I own the Marigold Carnival Glass Deer. I did a post about it here-- http://cravecute.blogspot.com/2011/06/spring-slips-into-summer.html

    Ames is right on with her prices.

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  27. Well those are just about the cutest things ever!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  28. I have the elephant and donkey in clear. The deer in pink, amber irridescent and clear. The scottie in pink, amber irridescent and clear. And the poodle in amber irredescent. I love my powder dishes. They give me great joy but trying to find the white irridescent ones also.

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  29. These are all really cute. I have a duck, poodle and scottie in amber irridescent (carnival); an elephant and donkey in the clear. There is also a swan, i've seen in the same amber irridescent and i recently ran across a swan in amberina, a mixture of red and yellow glass.

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  30. I have a rare Jeannette Glass piece. It's has 3 Scotties. 1 large and 2 small. I've only see it online in a couple of places, but did find it in a book on depression glass (all listed as Jeannette Glass circa 1930). My grandmother gave it to me. Since them I have collected the poodle and single scotty like yours except the scotty is same color as poodle. I also have elephant and donkey-both clear and 2 blue/green swan jars whose backs hold lipstick tubes. These are circa 1950-60 and 1 ambertina (yellow,reddish). I am hoping to sell them soon. Brenda

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    1. I am now very confused about the company that gets credit for this 3-Scotty piece since I found it in an now old depression glass book and today I googled it and found more but credited to L. E. Smith 1937 "My Pets". I knew it was "My Pets". Can anyone actually show who did make this piece.

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  31. I have my grandmother's amber irridescent deer with the box of rose scented powder still in it! I also have the poodle in what looks like the depression glass that I picked up at a flea market. Anyone have any idea what the one with the powder in it is worth?

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  32. They are powder dishes by Jeanette. I have the clear donkey and elephant, the clear scottie, amber scottie and pink scottie, the clear deer, amber deer and pink deer and the amber poodle. There are others out there but to find them would be almost impossible! I love them and they look so nice in my curio cabinet. Great conversation pieces but I just love critters so I started collecting these when I was in my 20's.

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  33. i have two poodle jars for sale. If any one is interested email me at dgarretttanning@yahoo.com

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  34. I have the Jeanette fawn top in pink and I need the bottom. Anyone with a pink Jeannete bottom I could purchase reasonably?
    Thanks!
    G

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  35. Hello, I have been collecting these powder dishes since my father gave me my first one at the age of 11 and now I am 54. I have the whole collection of the animals. I will tell you about the Scotty Dog - colors, carnival, clear, & Pink. Bambi (Deer) Colors, carnival, Clear, & Pink, Elephant & Donkey (Democrat & Republican) Clear Glass, Poodle is newer probably around the 60-70's colors, carnival & pink??? Pink is very very hard to find. Usually the bottom is broken and they try to use the pink bottom from the other animals such as the scotty. They don't fit correctly that's basically how you can tell if yours fits secure. The rarest I believe is the donkey and elephant and the pink animal dish's. The Price Range is approx. $15-$40 per piece. I know this I will pass these to my children someday because they were always precious to me.

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  36. I think the ones that Anchor Hocking makes are salt cellars that can be used as trinket boxes. Salt cellars were used to put sea salt individually on the table.

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