"The coffee cup, I think about you."One of the true classics in the Fiesta line is the Tom and Jerry mug, which was originally designed by Frederick Hurton Rhead in the middle of . The cup handle with the trademark Fiesta ring pattern elegantly stylized is arguably one of the best industrial designs. Where does the name "Tom and Jerry" come from? It's not from the cartoon characters. Actually, it is a old fashioned term for drinking mugs, based on an alcoholic drink made with rum and eggs that was popular back in the 1800's. (The Tipsy Texan tells the full story behind the Tom & Jerry cocktail.)
The vintage Tom and Jerry mugs were produced in all eleven colors. (The scarcist being ivory.)
The Post86 Tom and Jerry Mug is item number 453. It holds 10-1/4 ounces and has been produced in every color.
Unfortunately, since the original design, times have changed and the cup's small shape, as well as iys tight ring handle, have not translated well into modern tastes. For this reason HLC started production of the Fiesta Java Mug, which is a Fiesta-glazed cup with a large round handle. Other items for coffee drinkers are the Jumbo Cup and the vastly underappreciated Fiesta Cappuccino Mug.
Collectors and sellers sell Fiesta Tom and Jerry Mugs online every day. Check here for the current list of auctions and Buy It Now specials.
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