Vintage Metlox Cookie Jars

metlox cookie jars Cabbage metlox cookie jars Clown Located in Manhattan Beach, California, the Metlox Manufacturing Co. was founded by Willis and T. C. Prouty in 1927. The original purpose was to manufacture ceramic parts for the neon sign industry. The name was an acronym derived from the words "metal oxide".

About 1934, Metlox began producing the ceramic housewares lines for which they subsequently became quite well known. The famous "Poppy Trail" line was introduced in that same year, for marketing through the kitchen departments of large retail chains. Soon afterward their dinnerware, cookie jars, and miniature lines became very popular and profitable for the company. Metlox's ceramic engineers later introduced many other innovations which allowed them to speed up production while at the same time lowering their costs.

Metlox continued production throughout the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s and well into 80s, until going out of business in 1989. Today the site of the old plant is occupied by a unique shopping and dining mall, that celebrates the history of the Metlox Pottery manufacturing.

Identifying Vintage
Metlox Cookie Jars

You can often identify
Metlox cookie jars by the "Made in Poppy Trail Calif. USA" mark. This is sometimes incised in the bottom, and other times stamped. However they also shipped out a large number of jars with "Poppy Trail" stickers that in most cases have long since disappeared. To farther confuse todays collectors Metlox made a number of jars with no marks at all.

Metlox Cookie Jar Prices

As is true of all collectibles the "law of supply and demand" controls prices, and
Metlox cookie jars are no exception. Some of the more common jars, such as "Wise Owl" and "Puddles the Duck" can readily be found for under $50, while the harder to find jars like "Pinocchio" or "Drummer Boy" have been known to command prices in the $400 to $600 price range.

One of the easiest ways to get an idea of the value of a particular jar, or to find out how much yours may be worth, is to see if any others like it have sold recently on eBay. And if so at what price? Do this by going to eBay Here , and clicking on the 'advanced search' button at the top of the menu bar. This will bring you to a more detailed search screen. Enter your cookie jar description and manufacturer, such as "Metlox Dutch Girl Cookie Jar" then check the 'completed listings only' box and hit enter. This will bring up a list of all jars that fit your description sold on ebay during the last month with the prices they sold for. (PLEASE NOTE: You must be a logged in member of eBay to use this feature. If you are not a member, sign up is FREE and you can do it here.)

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It is important to note that the following cookie jars are auction listings, over which this site has no control with respect to their vintage authenticity. Collectors should take the precautions outlined in "Fakes and Counterfeits" prior to bidding on any vintage cookie jar over $100.

Vintage Metlox Cookie Jar - Squirrel on Pinecone

Vintage Metlox Cookie Jar - Squirrel on Pinecone

Price: $40.00 (0 Bids)
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Vintage Cookie Jar Metlox Beulah The Calf Bottom Only

Vintage Cookie Jar Metlox Beulah The Calf Bottom Only

Price: $39.95 (0 Bids)
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Price: $56.25 (0 Bids)
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