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During the Depression, Ransburg responded by creating inexpensive household necessities from stoneware and made appealing by their hand-painted decorations. At its peak, the Ransburg Company sold 250,000 hand-decorated cookie jars per year—an average daily production of 1,000 jars.

Colors and Patterns

Cheerful colors and patterns graced Ransburg products. Items were painted mainly yellow, blue, black, white, cream, green, and red.

Decorating Process

Once a pattern was approved, trained decorators hand painted each cookie jar on the production line. Most competitors did not invest this same amount of time and money in training and were unable to match Ransburg quality.

 

Model 207 Cookie Jar, Clown on yellow   Model 207 Round Cookie Jar, Hollyhocks on blue   Model 700 Cookie Jar, Harvest on black
Model 207 Cookie Jar, Clown on yellow   Model 207 Round Cookie Jar, Hollyhocks on blue   Model 700 Cookie Jar, Harvest on black

Model 706 Cookie Jar, Daisies on blue   Doughnut Jar, Mexican on cream   Munch Jar, Asters on black
Model 706 Cookie Jar, Daisies on blue   Doughnut Jar, Mexican on cream   Munch Jar, Asters on black

Model 204 Range Set, Asters on yellow   Water Pitcher with ice lip, Asters on red
Model 204 Range Set, Asters on yellow   Water Pitcher with ice lip, Asters on red

Model 205 Large Salad Bowl, Asters on white   Teapot, Asters on black
Model 205 Large Salad Bowl, Asters on white   Teapot, Asters on black

The photos represent just some of the Ransburg stoneware shapes, colors, and patterns available.


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