Holt Howard

Holt-Howard was founded in 1949, in Manhattan, New York, by Grant Holt and his brothers John Howard and Robert Howard. They produced collectible ceramics and figurines, Christmas items, table accessories and the popular Pixieware. Due to their success, in 1955, they expanded their operations and moved to Stamford, Connecticut, while maintaining their showroom in New York. They also added a showroom in Los Angeles.

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One of Holt-Howard’s most popular lines was Pixieware, which was produced from 1958 until 1962. These containers and condiment jars had whimsical pixie heads.

In 1969, Holt-Howard was bought out by General Housewares who produced Holt-Howard until 1990. That year it was sold to Kay Dee Designs of Rhode Island. Grant Holt, one of the original founders makes similar pieces today.

Holt Howard Marks
Most were marked with an ink stamp and a date, the smaller pieces usually just had a foil sticker since they were too small for a stamp
Holt Howard and the year made
HH and the year stamped in black ink until 1974
Black and silver label or foil sticker
Japan for items produced abroad
GHA for pieces made today by Grant Hold, one of the founders

Popular Holt Howard Lines, Products
Christmas line – ashtray, bell, bottle opener, candleholder, cookie jar, creamer, napkin holder, pitcher, planter, vase
Cows – creamer, milk glass, salt and pepper shakers
Cozy Kittens – ashtray, bud vase, butter dish, condiment jar, cookie jar, cream crock, meow mug, soap shaker, string holder
Dandy-Lion – bobbing bank
Daisy ‘Dorables – bookend wall pocket planter
Easter – candelabra, candle climber, candleholder, egg cups
Jeeves – ashtray, chip dish, liquor decanter, martini shaker set
Kitchen Cubs – notepad holder
Li’L Old Lace – candleholder, floral vase
Merry Maids
Merry Mouse – cocktail kibitzers, coaster, crock
Minnie & Moby Mermaids – cotton ball dispenser, matchbox holder, pill box, powder box
Moo Cow – salt and pepper shaker
Peepin’ Tom & Tweetie Birds – butter dish, candleholder
Pelican Pete – storage container, tape dispenser
Pixieware – bottle bracelets, condiment jar, hanging planter, oil cruet
Red Rooster, “Coq Rouge” – coffee mug, dinner plate, pitcher
Salt And Pepper Shakers
Table Accessories – condiment jars, decanters, salt shakers, spoon holders
Wee Wings – candle rings
Winking Wabbits – shakers

Holt Howard Value, Price Guide
Mid $$ – Mid $$$


  1. Kevin McDonald January 25, 2018

    Angie Rosebrough,

    I believe you mean Coq Rouge and not “COQ ROGUE”. That is the name of the pattern that your rooster cup belongs to. Here’s a URL with info on that HH pattern:


  2. Susan September 16, 2016

    Holt Howard Trivets, especially horse trivet. Any info on value?

  3. Susan September 16, 2016

    Holt Howard trivets, especially horse trivet…

  4. Angie Rosebrough September 14, 2016

    What does the COQ ROGUE mean on Holt Howard rooster’s cup?

  5. Tina August 31, 2016

    I have a holt Howard relish condiment jar. Can you tell me it’s value ?? Thank you! Has 1959 on bottom of jar

  6. Harlan Schwendemann May 24, 2016

    My wife has six coffee cups with Holt Howard printed on the bottom. I could not find any info on coffee cups. Can you provide info ?

  7. Brenda szecsey March 25, 2016

    I have a Holt Howard ashtray that is a doctor

  8. Keith March 4, 2016

    I have a holy Howard green cat what is it

  9. Brad February 23, 2016

    I have three Holt Howard tea cups with the name Howard mispelt on the stamp it is spelt Howad no R is this a common mistake or are these rare? Thanks

  10. Pam January 5, 2016

    I have acquired 3 little angels from my husbands Grandmother. Two are angel candle holders and each of those are ‘Japan’ one is a foil sticker the other ‘Commodore Japan’. It’s the third one that I’m curious about….she is also an angel holding two red bells, she has a wide skirt and instead of a candle holder it has attached to her back a rather large box…about the size to hold business cards. Anyone know what this could be? It is stamped 1958 Holt.Howard. I just can’t imagine what it would have held. Toothpicks?

  11. Greg July 25, 2014

    I got a punch set that says holt Howard 1959 with snow flakes on the cup and bowl how much is it worth Greg

  12. elaine July 24, 2014

    requesting help in obtaining value of holt howard whale candle sharpener

  13. Laura Gingerich September 30, 2013

    I have three very interesting white pottery cups with gold handles. They’re signed by “Holt”. I’m wondering if Grant Holt made pottery before he and Howard partnered up.

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