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JD James Jars

Shown is a list of jars that have been made by J.D. and Pat James, which includes licensed, reproductions and originals.

Licensed Jars

  • Nancy and Sluggo for United Feature Syndicate
    There were two versions of these jars, head jars of each character, as well as a full figured piece for each character, a total of four different jars.
  • Pepsi and Pete for PepsiCo.
    The two old time characters were made into full figured character jars.

  • Potato Head for Hasbro

  • Dick Tracy for Chicago Tribune
    Because of a disagreement about advertising, only a few of these jars were made.

Original Cookie Jars

  • Jackie-O
  • Mother’s Love (Gorilla holding baby based on the news story of a female gorilla rescuing a baby)
  • Nutcracker
  • Jesus

Reproduction Jars

American Bisque Reproduction Jars

  • Mohawk Indian
  • Sitting Horse
  • Little Audrey
  • Wilma on Telephone
  • Fred Flintstone Golfer
  • Rubles House
  • Dino
  • Casper
  • Popeye
  • Olive Oyl
  • Tuffy
  • Wimpy
  • Sweet Pea

Brush Reproduction Jars

  • Hillbilly Frog
  • Peter Pan
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Formal Pig
  • Raggedy Ann
  • Little Angel
  • Cow (Made in both black and blue*)

DeForrest Reproductions

  • Halo Boy


  • Sheriff
  • Pirate
  • Lane
  • Sheriff
  • Indian


  • Mammy
  • Gleep
  • Leprechaun

Mosaic Tile

  • Mammy

Pearl China

  • Cookie


  • Chef

Van Telligen

  • Peek a Boo, also salt and peppers

Other jars include:

  • Uncle Mistletoe
  • Wellerby Dog
  • Jiggs
  • Mr. Googly Eyes
  • Paddington Bear
  • Standing Fred and Barney
  • Little Lulu
  • Cat in the Hat
  • Grinch
  • Shmoo
  • Pokemon – prototype submitted to the company, but they opted to look into getting the jar produced in China.

*J.D. relates a conversation he had with Don Winton “Don Winton told me he liked the Brush Cow the best of all of his cookie jars. I made him a blue cow and he liked it very much”.

Also see: Learn more about JD James
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