Mid-Century Decor Figurine Crystal Donkey by Pilgrim Art Glass 1972 USA
Mid-century decor styling. Large and funky lead crystal free-form donkey. Shown in Pilgrim Art Glass 1972 catalog, part no. 911. Hand-formed in heavy lead crystal.
The ad copy shown on the same Pilgrim Art Glass catalog as this crystal donkey says it all:
What makes Pilgrim lead crystal special? All of the material used in melting lead crystal are of the purest quality, uncontaminated by any foreign substance. The lead ingredient considerably increases the density of the glass – making it heavier – and enhancing it’s power to disperse light, giving PILGRIM LEAD CRYSTAL unrivaled sparkle and brilliancy. Sizes range from 5″ to 7″.
This beautiful free-form vintage lead crystal donkey is 7″ long and 5.5″ tall. No damage. Approximately 45 years old. Excellent condition.
Rarely seen Pilgrim Art Glass lead crystal donkey. Very hard to find with tail and ears intact. Highly collectible!