Rare Amber Satin Glass Elephant Powder Jar by L. E. Smith Glass Company. This Art Deco piece is a large round amber satin powder jar with a standing elephant finial on the lid. Both the base and lid of the jar have enchanting vertical ripples. The base bulges to a diameter of 6¼" at the center. The top of the base has a slanted ridge over which the lid fits. This jar could be used as lidded bowl for candy, dining, trinkets and more. Patent information shows this jar was designed by Charles H. Oestreich of New York. An application for a patent on this ornamental design for use as a toilet powder container was filed on November 4, 1930. The patent was granted on January 13, 1931. The glass is in EXCELLENT used condition, no chips, repairs, etc.
References: Bedroom & Bathroom Glassware of Depression Years by Margaret & Ken Whitmyer - pages 10 - 11. L. E. Smith Glass Company : The First One Hundred Years by Tom Felt, page 284.
- Circa 1930
- Size: 6¼ wide x 5¼ inches high
- Excellent condition
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