Used as a candy dish or to hold jewelry, these little nesting hens were very popular 50 plus years ago. They were made in hundreds of variations, from hand painted ceramic...as this one is, to pure white milk glass, to pink, orange, blue, carnival glass and even multi colored marblized glass.
They were made all over the world, from England to Tokyo to the United States.
This one was made by the Marston Co. Of California. They were only in business from 1949 to 1959, so this little hen is between 46 and 56 years old, and not showing her age at all! 5" in height by 5 3/4" width.
Their worth varies dramatically. Anywhere from $6 to $60+. I guess you could call it supply and demand. Or how badly a collector or designer wants one of these little hens.
Collecting them (or one) won't make you rich, but they sure look cute sitting on your kitchen counter.