McCoy "Friendship 7" NASA Spaceship Vintage Cookie Jar
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Genuine, authentic, original Made in USA McCoy — a great piece of NASA spaceflight history!
Forerunner of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) mission was launched February 20, 1962 against the backdrop of the Cold War. Piloted by John Glenn, it made three earth orbits, making Glenn the first American to orbit the Earth. The Mercury spacecraft was named Friendship 7 and played a critical role in the US-Soviet Space Race.
Near-mint to mint condition, vintage McCoy Pottery "Friendship 7", No. 204, made circa 1962. Original cold paint (red, white, dark blue) on an overall black colored glaze, three-bar bottom. This jar is in the shape of a rocket capsule, molded into the front is the word "FRIENDSHIP", with a large red number "7" behind and partially obscured (in a manner very similar to the NASA mission insignia). Molded into the back of the jar: "UNITED STATES".
SPECS: This cookie jar stands about 11.4" tall and 7.2" max. diameter, and weighs in at 4 lbs 4 oz. No cracks, no damage, no repairs. There is a 6mm x 12mm chip on the inside rim of the lid, but this chip is partially covered with black glaze, so we would call that a "factory defect"; on the middle-bar on the bottom is a 4mm x 6mm flake/chip, but that one too appears to us to likely have happened at the factory, and there are a few glazing-misses on the bottom. In any event, none of these issues/defects is visible when the jar is on a shelf or in a display case.