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COMPANY / MAKER: The Shawnee Pottery Company
ITEM: Hand Decorated Shawnee Great Northern Dutch Girl Cookie Jar
CIRCA: 1940s
COLOR: Fancy Hand Painting. Blue and Brown Decoration.
MARK: "Great Northern U.S.A. 1026"
MEASUREMENT: 10 1/4" H.- 7 1/2" W.

CONDITION: We are happy to be able to offer for sale via eBay a fantastic Shawnee Pottery Company Great Northern Dutch Girl Cookie Jar. This fabulous jar was made by the Shawnee Pottery Company and was sold through one of their subsidiary companies called Great Northern. This darling jar is in UNDAMAGED CONDITION without chips, cracks or repairs. There is some common bubbling in the glaze on this cookie jar. It is on the back in an inconspicuous place near the bottom. We have included a photo of the area. The hand painted blue border and other decoration is fabulous.This adorable Dutch Girl is embossed "Great Northern U.S.A. 1026". Please take a look at our photo of this on her base. WE GUARANTEE THIS BEAUTIFUL DUTCH GIRL TO BE ORIGINAL VINTAGE SHAWNEE POTTERY.

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Shawnee Great Northern Dutch Girl Cookie Jar with Blue Trim and Hat
Shawnee Great Northern Dutch Girl Cookie JarShawnee Great Northern Dutch Girl Cookie Jar BackCOMPANY / MAKER: The Shawnee Pottery Company

ITEM: Hand Decorated Shawnee Great Northern Dutch Girl Cookie Jar

CIRCA: 1940s

COLOR:  Fancy Hand Painting.  Blue and Brown Decoration.

Shawnee Great Northern Dutch Girl Cookie Jar BackstampMARK: "Great Northern U.S.A. 1026"

MEASUREMENT: 10 1/4" H.- 7 1/2" W.

CONDITION:  We are happy to be able to offer for sale via eBay a fantastic Shawnee Pottery Company Great Northern Dutch Girl Cookie Jar. This fabulous jar was made by the Shawnee Pottery Company and was sold through one of their subsidiary companies called Great Northern. This darling jar is in UNDAMAGED CONDITION  without chips, cracks or repairs. There is some common bubbling in the glaze on this cookie jar.  It is on the back in an Shawnee Great Northern Dutch Girl Cookie Jar Bubblesinconspicuous place near the bottom. We have included a photo of the area. The hand painted blue border and other decoration is fabulous.This adorable Dutch Girl is embossed "Great Northern U.S.A. 1026". Please take a look at our photo of this on her base.  WE GUARANTEE THIS BEAUTIFUL DUTCH GIRL TO BE ORIGINAL VINTAGE SHAWNEE POTTERY. 


The Shawnee Pottery Company, started production in the former American Encaustic Tile Company Plant building in 1937. Because of increasing hostility with the start of the World War II and encouragement for American's to buy American made products, American retailers were forced to look for American sources for their wares.

Shawnee's original designs for their products were supplied by the S.S. Kresge Company, F.W. Woolworth, and the McCrory stores. These stores purchased a promised amount of each item made for them. Within a very short time other prominent companies such as Sears, joined the ranks of Shawnee buyers.

In April of 1938 George RumRill moved his production from the Red Wing Pottery Company to the Shawnee plant. With all the new changes in the company Shawnee turned an eye to designing its own products. In the next few years they hired a few good designers. Some of the early designers were Rudy Ganz (who had worked for the Frankoma Pottery Company), and Louise Bauer (who later went to work for the Hull Pottery Company). In 1942 Ed Hazel joined the design team. During the early years,  Shawnee manufactured primarily low production cost pottery products that were simple in design such as planters, vases and jardinieres. They also produced dinnerware and kitchenware for jobbers such as Sears Roebuck, as well as lamp parts (bases for other manufacturers). Special premium items were produced as well. These included items such as cookie jars, teapots, and mixing bowls. One of Shawnee's largest customers for premium products was Proctor and Gamble.
Like many American companies during the war, Shawnee received war contracts and produced many items for the aviation and automotive industries. During these years the Shawnee Pottery Company thrived.

After the end of the war increasing competition from overseas markets caused the company to suffer severe production losses. In 1954, Shawnee hired John F. Bonistall as the vice president and general manager of the company. Bonistall turned his eye to designing pieces that could be produced reasonably and would appeal to the American public. His designs were colorful, durable and less garish than the overseas products being marketed. Americans found these products to be appealing and Shawnee again became one of the largest and most successful pottery manufacturers in the country.

In 1961, due to increased cost of production of quality merchandise and increasing competition from overseas markets, the Shawnee Pottery Company was forced to close its doors.


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COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE United States
COMPANY / MAKER Shawnee
DISTRIBUTOR N/A
PATTERN / ITEM Shawnee Northern Dutch Girl Cookie Jar
DECORATION/ HAND PAINTING N/A
CIRCA 1940s

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