Goose

12, Goose

Height: 1 ½”

Designer: Tom Masterson

Production Date: Spring 1959

Mold Book Name: Goose

Notes: This is one of the most common Black Bisque pieces.

 

Pelican

10, Pelican

Height: 3 ½”

Designer: Tom Masterson

Production Date: Spring 1959

Mold Book Name: Pelican

Flat Face Cat, Large

2, Flat Face Cat, Large

Height: 8 15/16”

Designer: Tom Masterson

Production Date: Spring 1959

Mold Book Name: Cat flat face lrg

Notes: This piece appears on the order form, but only two examples are known, of which one is a custom. The custom is 9 3/16tall, larger due to being from a waste mold. Note that the front paws change between molds. Both pieces shown are from the Hagen-Renaker Archives.

Tadpole

A-478, Tadpole

Height: ¼”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Date: Fall 1960

Mold Book Name: Pollywog

Notes: This is the only Miniature produced in the Black Bisque finish. See the Miniatures section for further release dates and finishes for the Tadpole.

Hedgehog

A-461/462, Hedgehog

Height: ½”

Designer: Martha Armstrong

Production Date: not produced

Mold Book Name: none

Notes: These are the only known examples of Miniatures Hedgehogs, tested in the Black Bisque style and from the personal collection of Martha Armstrong. It is not known if they represent the Mama (A-461) or the Baby (A-462) Hedgehog.

Squirrel

–, Squirrel

Height: unknown

Designer: Maureen Love [?]

Production Date: not produced

Mold Book Name: none

Notes: This design is known in collections and/or from employees, but does not appear in the mold book; it may be a copy. The designer is tentatively identified as Maureen Love, based on the resemblance to the Black Bisque Skunk.

Pelican, Large

–, Pelican, Large

Height: 4 ¾”

Designer: Tom Masterson

Production Date: not produced

Mold Book Name: none

Notes: This design is known in collections and/or from employees, but does not appear in the mold book. It may be a copy.

Head-tilted Cat

–, Head-tilted Cat

Height: 4 7/8”

Designer: Tom Masterson

Production Date: not produced

Mold Book Name: none

Notes: This design is known in collections and/or from employees, but does not appear in the mold book. It may be a copy. This is the only Black Bisque cat with a tail. The custom cat has an indented underside, unlike most Black Bisques (see comparison photo).

Dead Bird

29, Dead Bird

Height: 1 ½”

Designer: Will Climes

Production Dates: Spring 1959

October 2019, “Candy Corn,” edition of 40, produced by Hagen-Renaker Tennessee and available to HRCC members only, issue price $92 without, $107 with wooden coffin [orange/yellow/white]

October 2019, “Nightmer,” edition of 51, produced by Hagen-Renaker Tennessee and available to HRCC members only, issue price $92 without, $107 with wooden coffin [Shaded blue/purple/black]

2020, “Rave’n,” produced by Hagen-Renaker Tennessee and available to HRCC members only, issue price $112 without, $127 with wooden coffin [Rainbow coloration]

Mold Book Name: Dead Bird

Notes: This piece is also referred to as Martini Drinker, in the Misc. section of the Mold Book. It does not appear on the order form.

Hen

28, Hen

Height: 2 ½”

Designer: Will Climes

Production Date: Spring 1959

Mold Book Name: Hen

Notes: Also shown are the Small Rooster (right) and Hen together.