This adorable pair of lime-green California pottery pixies is sure to delight!
The larger figurine in our offering is a Kippie pixie, which was manufactured in the 1950’s by Kipp Ceramics in Pasadena, California, who produced art ware in addition to figurines. Helen B Kipp secured a patent in 1950 for this distinctive and popular pixie design. While the body of the pixie is finished with a shiny glaze over lime green paint, its face is a matte finish with a large impish smile and exaggerated eyelashes and eyebrows. In repose, this pixie measures approximately 4-3/4” long by 1-3/8” tall by 1-3/4” wide. The original tag is intact on the fully glazed bottom of the pixie, and reads ‘Kippie PASADENA, CALIF. Pat 61569’. It is also embossed with PAT61569.
The smaller lime green pixie is unmarked. Holding the ends of his boots with his hands, his brown glazed face sports an impish smile. His hat tilts in the same direction as his head. It measures approximately 2-1/2” wide by 2-1/4” tall by 1-3/4” deep.
These pixies are in excellent vintage condtion, with no chips or cracks. The larger pixie has some light crazing - mostly on the glaze on the bottom of the figurine - commensurate with its age. Please see our Facebook page for additional pictures. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?seta.405574216182026.96808.217783904961059 type1