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    Posted 4 months ago

    Newfld
    (727 items)

    Here are two vintage glass donkeys. The 5 1-2"H x 6"W clear glass donkey is by Pilgrim Glass of WV and is made of lead crystal from 1972 (see ad from Pilgrim's '72 catalog, item #911). The 2 3-4"H x 6"W cobalt blue glass donkey with cart is a 30s thru '60s design made by several companies including Jeannette Glass of PA and came in many colors as well as clear glass

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 4 months ago
      Animals are always appealing. I start thinking..what is in that cart..
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
      Lol Dav. Brooches of course!

      The donkey is pretty cool.
    3. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 4 months ago
      The see through donkey looks like an ibex actually, his ears look like lovely flowing horns- the catalogue looks interesting too- my favorites being the whale and polar bear! And probably if I had that little blue donkey(great color of blue too!) he'd probably end up storing bits and bobs in it for me, like jewelry pieces and things...:P
    4. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Thank you very much for the love
      dav2no1
      Karen
      Lori
      Vet
      aura
      Thomas
      Scott
      Lauren
      Kurt
      Rob
      Vynil
      Lisa
      BB2
      sklo42

      Thanks dav2 for your super comment, yes what IS that cart supposed to be carrying! At a 2 x4" size, many uses come to mind, it is often called a candy dish or salt holder but I like Karen's idea better...

      Karen you sly one, you nailed it, perfect for holding brooches and\or other jewelry, I am definitely going to plan on that one - it beats my husband's idea of using it for his spare change lol :) Thank you for your always fabulous & creative comment

      Thanks Lauren for your wonderful comment and I totally agree that the clear glass Pilgrim donkey's ears are quite a funny shape, but it seems the WV glassmakers of that period did used to give their animals offbeat features - this can also be seen in my Pilgrim rabbits, Kanawha doe, Viking & other elongated horse noses etc. The Pilgrim donkeys (they also made a smaller colored version) are super rare and I was delighted to find this one as I've about exhausted their glass animal line. Glad you liked the blue one too, bits & bobs are a great idea also, the cart could be nice for office supplies like paper clips & rubber bands as well
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 months ago
      It looks a joy to hold in ones hands !~
    6. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Phil & Ken thank you so much for the love, you guys are the best and I'm so grateful for your kind support

      Phil the clear donkey is absolutely a joy to hold, very smooth and rather heavy glass and not too delicate as my smaller handmade glass animals are, so I'm not as worried about easy breakage when taking pix. Thank you my friend for your wonderful comment :)
    7. KinkiPlz KinkiPlz, 4 months ago
      the blue one its amazing, the white one at first watch i tought he was a goat, its also beautiful too i like transparent glass animals
    8. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Many thanks for the thoughtful love
      KinkiPlz
      Adele
      dlpetersen

      Thank you Kinki for your lovely praise, I am so delighted that you enjoyed this pair of donkeys. Agree that the clear donkey head is a bit odd, they do have big ears but those are way exaggerated doncha think. I love the blue cart too, the donkey looks about to take off!
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 months ago
      The blue one looks like a candy dish which were sold, as in Bedroom and Bathroom glass of the 30's to 40's !~
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 months ago
      Do you have the turtle as in that drawing?
    11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 months ago
      I don't have those books anymore called Bedroom and Bathroom Glassware of the Depression. That is not the exact title, but close. You should be able to find the books in your city library. Our libraries are closed because of the covid depression as they all should be !~
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 months ago
      The books are by Collector Books who are the publishers.
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 months ago
      Sorry to take over your page. They also show the poodle and the more common deer lid which is my fave. Those figurals were popular in 70's to 90's, and always picked up at most collector shows.
    14. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Hi Phil, you can take over my page anytime, love your input always! No I don't have the Pilgrim lead crystal turtle, or any of the others on that page - my preference is always colored glass animals so I do have the turtle in amber I believe, posted as a combo with a Kramer turtle (their colored glass animals were much smaller & lighter weight than the lead crystal ones in the ad). Yes the donkey with cart was mostly called a candy dish and originally made in the depression era, I'm sure mine is a reissue, and there were other makers including KR Haley Glass. I have a couple really good glass animal reference books plus of course online reference, but I really do miss libraries for their great ref books - I hope sometime this yr we will all get the vaccine and this awful pandemic will be OVER, we just need to have faith & more patience :) Stay well my friend luv Jenni
    15. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Thank you jb for the always kind love and support, it is so good to see you my friend hope all is well in FL

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