Posted 8 years ago
This is something I picked up today and Amber told me to get it!!!! Thank you Amber!!! This (5 1/2x3 3/4") small black porcelain cookie jar features gray, blue and white speckles of ceramic "sand" representing the lunar surface covering outside of jar. This delightful ceramic was made by Helen Garriott, wife of Skylab 3 Pilot Owen Garriott and is titled "Earthrise" in reference to the famous Apollo 8 photograph. The top handle on the lid is fashioned in the shape of the earth, which surmounts the lower portion of the jar shaped like the Moon. On the "Moon's" surface are the various lunar mare, with a pair of astronaut footprints near the Sea of Tranquility. Mrs. Garriott made several sizes of these jars in different configurations-this is the smallest size she produced as far as we know." The jar is in excellent condition?
FYI: update Eye4Beauty found the whole link to finding all the information about this jar! If it were not for Eye, ...I would have given up even looking for anything in glassware!!!