Featured Kitsch pottery planter - Jack in Box

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  1. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    My sister collects kitschy pottery planters. This one has me stumped and her creeped out ... LOL! Quality seems better than a lot we see. About 2 x heavier than most of similar size. Painted details are under glaze, rather than cold-painted. About 6" tall x 6" deep x 4 3/4" wide. Any ideas of origin?

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    some little kids nightmare ???
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  3. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    It appears to say something on the bottom. Can you make it out? Horton something? For Tim something? Jan or Jane?

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  4. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  5. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Good eyes!
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  6. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    I'll be darned! Sure can not see anything looking directly. If I tip at an angle, can see some slight indentations where the mark is. Amazing how photography can bring it out a bit. Thanks for the great sleuthing!
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  7. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    SIS-Amazing eyes !
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  8. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Found this.....

    ".... on a message board there was a post by the eldest daughter of Horace and Geraldine Horton. She stated that Horton Ceramics was started in Eastland, TX right after her father returned from WWII in 1946. The company started Horton and sold their products up until 1964."

    Horton Ceramics — Francine's Figurines (francinesfigurines.com)
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  9. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    well done SIS
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  10. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    Isn't it a brother's responsibility to creep out his sister from time to time? Kitschy pottery planters? I would like to see that collection.
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  11. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    There is a scene in Beetlejuice where he turns himself into a jack in the box.
    Scary stuff.
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  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd say it was the right planter to pick up right before Halloween. Put a fake plant in it and sit it next to the pumpkin.
  13. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Put a Venus Flytrap in it w/ a recording playing-'Feed Me Seymour !'. SEYMOUR.jpg
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