The Regal Pottery Company was established in 1938 and remained in business for more then 50s years. It was located in Antioch, IL. This company was know for its high quality non-porous china and for the rich colored glazes that they used. Even the earlier pieces of Regal china are seldom found with any crazing.
Regal China is well know for producing Jim Beam Decanters. They are best known in collectible circles for their Old McDonald Farm Series, The Little Red Riding Hood Series, and for their outstanding quality cookie jars. They were active in producing salt and pepper shakers, lamp bases, and vases.
In June of 1992 The Regal China Corporation was forced to close because of a decline in the decanter business.
References used for the brief history of Regal China include
The Collectors Encyclopedia of Cookie Jars by Fred and Joyce Hendon
Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide
These books are a must for cookie jar collectors.