4 Responses to “ANGRY COCKTAIL OLIVES”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Perfect complement to your other Holt Howard’s – https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/04/07/holt-howard-instant-coffee/ and https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/04/06/holt-howard-mayonnaise-loaded-w-mayonnaise-just-the-way-you-like-it/ as well as Nessa’s Kozy Kitschy Kitty at https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/04/06/kozy-kitschy-kitty/.

    Holt Howard had to have been THE leading ceramic kitchen accessory maker back in the day. I love the scrunched up hair/handles and facial expressions and the fact that the company found a different container so for so many different kinds of foods. I think this cocktail olives one is one of the rarer ones. How many people serve olives in a dish with a cover?

  2. SUSAN

    SUSAN

    I don’t actually believe this one is Holt Howard…other companies made knockoffs, and since I don’t have it sitting in front of me at the moment, I can’t tell you who made it, but it might be a Davar or even a Lefton piece. He’s still fantastic, and I do love the history behind these little guys and girls. I heard that they (Holt Howard ) were gas station giveaways when you filled up but not sure if that’s true or not. I believe the Holt Howard olive container actually has a fork under the lid.

  3. denny

    denny

    I’m still trying to figure out why this little figure would be so angry over holding one of my favorite foods. I love the ears and “pixie like” hair style. This is a fabulous piece.

  4. Nessa

    Nessa

    Pixieware always has vertical stripes, the horizontal-striped ones are knock-offs, but I love them every bit as much as the real thing! This one especially, he doesn’t look too happy about serving olives or about having one for a nose!

    And I don’t have the Holt Howard book nearby but I’m pretty sure you’re right about the lid having a fork. I know the cocktail cherries had a fork.