Circa: 1970 Manufacturer: Avon Products Inc./Made in USA
This very petite milk glass green transferware patterned footed Irish coffee mug was made by Avon Products, Inc. in 2 colors that I know of, the green you see pictured here and the same pattern in red. Avon was strictly an American phenomenon, and a unique and pioneering one at that. The first Avon Lady was actually a man, young door-to-door salesman David McConnell from upstate New York. He launched Avon Calling in 1886, offering women cosmetics in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. By 1887, McConnell had twelve women employees selling a line of eighteen fragrances. And the numbers kept growing and growing. In 1939, California Perfume Company name changed to Avon Products, Inc. (10/6/39.) Today, despite the scores of expensive, prestigious American and foreign brand-name cosmetics, Avon ranks first in sales nationwide, with Avon Ladies ringing doorbells from coast to coast. In very good + condition without chips, cracks or fleabites it measures 5 inches by 2 1/2 inches. An addition to any Avon Mug Collection. SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have any questions please contact me and thank you for looking.