A few weeks ago Bill, of Affordable Accoutrements, posted a joyous tablescape that used restaurant china made in the 1920s. The china was cream with russet griffins, scrolls and swags. Do you think the griffins were looking for their mates in these tumblers?
I tilted the glass a bit so you could see the pattern. It’s quite like Bill’s Scammell China grill plates. Here’s another view.
I don’t have a date for Eldorado but it likely came from the same late 1920s as did the Scammel China and Central Glass’ Harding etched crystal. Griffins were common motifs in ancient Persia and Kurdistan and apparently popular during the Art Deco period in America too.
Griffins combine the head of a lion with the body and wings of an eagle. They symbolize courage, strength and boldness. If you need something to cheer you up and give you the courage to follow your dreams, then consider this fine griffin etched glass.