JaXon China was Jackson China's very early brand, made at its Fall Creek, Penn., plant between 1914 and 1930, according to Jim Strano, author of the book on Jackson. It tends to be large and heavy ware and is very hard to find in anything but white or green-lined decorations. It also tends to be more be more crudely manufactured compared to what we think of as Jackson's usual quality - rustic might be a kinder word!
But JaXon in the hand has incredible appeal precisely because of its heft and plain design. In many ways it exemplifies the strength and durability of restaurant ware, blemishes and all.
Extremely impressive mustard owing to its heft and size is described in the list of mustards in Jackson's earliest catalog as a "Spoon, Special Cover, Unhandled," with its shallow spoon manufacturerd in with the lid. The spoons always seem to show the most wear, but this one has come through almost 100 years virtually unscathes, with only a slight rough feel to the spoon and one tiny chip.
The base itself is bright and shiny and in excellent condition. It is almost 3 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches tall. There is a bit of extra clay or glaze on the foot that was done during manufacturing. It in no way affects they way the mustard sits flat - no wobble.