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Posted 3 years ago

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nmmckay
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Found this item at a yard sale today. I did some minor research on it but I don't really know much about it. I think that people call it a cracker jar or a biscuit jar - I'm not sure. It has white hibiscus flowers with leaves ornamenting it and it seems like it's gold painted as well?

I think the material is porcelain but I'm not entirely sure.

I'm also wondering whether this is a reproduction or not. I have attached photo of the marking on the bottom for reference. Sorry for the quality of the pictures - they were taken from my phone.

Does anyone know the value of this?

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  1. DecorativeDishes.net, 3 years ago
    It might be a repro. It's suspicious when some of the letters are missing. It one of the most copied. It's still very pretty. Maybe worth $20...
  2. amarcus, 3 years ago
    As a longtime RS Prussia collector and researcher, I am quite sure this cracker jar is authentic. Over the years, the mark's lettering can be worn off, or even the decal may not have been completely applied prior to firing. For info on cracer jars, please see my guide on ebay. It estimate it's worth about $75 in today's market.
  3. nmmckay, 3 years ago
    Wow, very neat information from both of you! I thought that it might be a repro. based on the letting wearing off, but that's interesting about your comment, amarcus. I'm definitely going to check out your guide! Thanks to you both!
  4. amarcus, 3 years ago
    Here is the link for the guide on RS Prussia cracker jars. You will see your item is very similar to the examples. Hope it helps.
    http://reviews.ebay.com/RS-Prussia-Cracker-Jars_W0QQugidZ10000000011246429

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