I have a small collection of vintage glass lion items. I have Gillinder and Fostoria pieces and have long been seeking a piece from Richards & Hartley, a company from Tarentum, Pennsylvania. I gather that the piece was introduced in the 1880s.
I came across this piece on a recent trip to Boston. First time I have seen the pattern in the wild. It was larger than I wanted, but I couldn’t take a pass.
The pattern is called Proud Lion and is also known as Tiny Lion.
The lion’s features aren’t particularly detailed, but it is a grand piece!
I have seen these online with both the clear and frosted stems. These are the clear.
There is a great deal of detail to the rooster, including teeny eyes.
I have to admit that they aren’t really my cup of tea, but I suppose bird lovers may enjoy them!