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Here is a set of opaline decanters.
This milk glass set of antique decanters are known as the Lions Head, Lion in the Grass, Gargoyle, or Monkey Bottles. (I like calling them Gargoyle Decanters ‘cause I love the way it sounds - so medieval.) The decanters have quite a round belly to them. The milk glass has an almost satinized look to it.
These bottles came with these stoppers. Some of these gargoyle bottles, you will see with the gargoyle stoppers and some you will see with these stoppers. Both stoppers are how Gillinder distributed this particular bottle. These stoppers were not replaced, but rather, original at the time they bottles were created.
The set appears to have been a set since their beginning. I say this because of the paint and the paint wear on both of the bottles is the same.
Material: Antique Milk Glass
Color: White, Opal, or Opaline
Pattern: Gargoyle, Lions Head, Lion in the Grass, or Monkey
Height of Decanters w Stoppers: 9 ½ Inches
Height of Decanter Alone: About 6 ½ inches
Base Width: About 2 1/8 inches
Belly Width: About 5 1/4 inches
Lip Width: About 1 3/4 inches
Stopper Length: About 4 1/2 inches
Widest Part of Stopper: About 2 1/8 inches
When created: Between 1903 and 1907
Who Created: Gillinder and Sons
Where created: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Bottom Marks: None
Glass Condition: Excellent. As they were formed. Please note that the lip of the bottles, as well as, the end of each of the stoppers has been sawed off. This is the way it was done at the time.
Paint Condition: Poor. Which is common for the age of the bottle since the paint was cold applied; that is, the glass was not refired after the paint was applied.
Gold Paint Condition. Excellent. Having said that – understand I do not consider the gold paint to be “pretty”. As they say, it was as it was applied.
The price is for this pair of two Gillinder Gargoyle Decanters w Stoppers.
Re: The Glass Collector; Premiere Issue Winter 1982; Heacock, William; Pg 7
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