This well-dressed fox is a tobacco jar, not a figurine or a cookie jar. He is dressed to go hunting. The terra-cotta jar is marked by Jon (Johan) Maresh, who used the mark “JP” on jars made in Germany after 1841. The factory where he worked may have used the mark later, too. It closed in about 1945. The jar sold for $690 at Fox Auctions of Vallejo, Calif.
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