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Animals and Company

Jimmy Bennett
Issue Date – 1989
Estimated Values $450 – $500

& Company was a Santa Fe, New Mexico company that existed in the late eighties through the early nineties.

Although they made a variety of pottery, all animal related, there were only three cookie jar designs. All three are rare and hard-to-find.

The Man with Chicken, and Lady with Cat on her shoulder were both done in a variety of color variations. The jars were all hand-made and limited. A realistic looking Goat’s Head was the third jar, this jar was not very popular, so very few were made.

Jenny Lind and Allen Walter were the husband and wife team that produced these treasures, Jenny did the design work and while Allen worked on the mold design. Animals & Company also did a variety of whimsical animal teapots, mugs with animals running around in relief, vases, platters and candle holders.

In 1994 Jenny Lind and Allan Walter were still in Santa Fe primarily producing dinnerware under the company name of Rainbow Gate. Lind passed away in 2011, but the company appears to still be in business. (2017).

The Animals & Company Lady with the Cat Shawl also came in several different color variations on the dress and hat. At this time there is no available picture of the third jar, the realistic goat head.