A very rare and large ESD Lefton Japan honeycomb and bee cookie jar with a very large honey bee finial. It has two handles hand is painted and decorated with faux Belleek with green shamrocks collectible retro kitchen home decor. While its a cookie jar, it can certainly be used for flower and sugar as well. Fully signed on the bottom and H 24858 and still retains its original foil sticker - see last photo. I also have an matching salt and pepper shaker on a little tray another lidded jar and an open bowl. This is a large jar and will need extensive packaging to ensure a safe delivery - shipping includes insurance and tracking.
CONDITION: Overall excellent vintage with no signs of usage. However, the right wing has a chip on the understand that looks to have been filled in at some point with white, can be helped with an off-white color. I found it when I was measuring the size of the bee and you can see it in the 5th photo. Still, a wonderful and rare collectible.
SIZE: Stands 9 inches tall to top of finial - jar itself is 6 inches - the bee is 2 1/4 inches long x 2 1/2 inches wide.
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