Vintage Cow & Rooster Covered Dish - Handpainted Crock for Butter and Cheese - 1960's Japanese Kitchenware
Cows are my passion - what I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china. Charles Dickens
Harking back to the 1960's, this vintage crock was handpainted in Japan with intentions of serving as a covered butter dish or cheese holder. It was part of a line of chinaware made either by PY Ucagco or Royal Sealy both located in Japan during the 1950s'-1960's. These two companies made very similar patterns - one called Rooster and Roses, the other called Early Provincial, but our little crock here is unmarked so we cant accurately determine which maker, although instinctively we are leaning towards Royal Sealy who made much more delicate dishes in this pattern line.
Each manufacturer offered a full-line of dishware for this pattern from salt and pepper shakers to plates, canisters andcoffee jars, so it makes it fun for collecting or mixing and matching. Nowadays, this dish has so many uses beyond cheese and butter, that it will make you wonder how you ever managed your kitchen staples without it. A lidded dish for individual soup or cereal, a party platter container for dips and sauces, a refrigerator storage jar for cheese, butter and jam, a pantry storage bin for nuts, dried fruit, snacks or sweet treats, or a counter-top companion for coffee, tea or cookies... those are just a few ways you can use this versatile kitchenware.
- Handpainted floral motiff on base and lid
- Three-dimensional cow acts as a handle
- The absence of imagery on back offers multiple styling options
- Lovely crazing adds an extra layer of character
- Colors include black, spring green, raspberry, corn yellow, terracotta brown and grey
In lovely vintage condition. No chips or cracks. Some light staining on the inside. Very light crazing on the outside. No makers mark.
Measures 5.5" inches (height) x 4" inches (diameter)
Rid your refrigerator of plastic containers and switch to glass for healthier food storage and a prettier vantage point.