Hand Painted Pink Elephants on Anchor Hocking Mid-Century Forest Green Glass Tumblers! These Forest Green tumblers have each been cleverly hand painted with a pink elephant, each in a different comical pose related to drinking. All of the elephants are depicted outside with plants and grasses around them, and each is a work of art. One seems to be in high spirits with his trunk up and kicking his hind foot as though dancing the conga, while another stands upright looking back over his shoulder, presumably at one of the other mischief makers. Another elephant is head down, tail up among the grasses with a dazed expression and bubbles rising from his trunk. Yet another elephant is sitting down, looking surprised at being entangled in vines, a long-stemmed leaf poking out of his mouth. One pink pachyderm stands upright on two legs, wearing an angelic expression and a yellow halo over his head. While another drinks from a stream, ripples of water fanning out from his outstretched trunk. Yet another is seated on a stool, chin in hand, one eye closed and an icepack on his head. The last elephant is stumbling along, eyes closed, about to fall flat on his face. His color is a sickly green with hints of his former pink self.
Each tumbler measures 5-inches tall and 2-1/2 inches in diameter at the rim, widening slightly at the base.
These Forest Green tumblers were made by Anchor Hocking during 1950s to 1960s. There is no mark, and I can find no information regarding pink elephants ever being applied by the factory. Evidently, these were decorated by a creative and talented individual.
The textured enamel colors are clear and bright, with minimal flaking. The elephant with his head down has a flake near his tail, the elephant kicking his hind foot up has two small flakes on his belly, one on his back, and a tiny one on his trunk. The one sitting on a stool with an icepack on his head has a few tiny flakes on his back. The drinking elephant has a flake out of the bottom of his right ear, and the sitting elephant has a small flake near his right ear. I didn’t find flakes on the other three, but they can be difficult to spot. None of these flakes detract from the amusing animals. There are no chips or cracks.
This is truly a cleverly designed, one-of-a-kind set, and a fabulous addition to your vintage barware collection. What fun for your New Year’s Eve party!
Always wash by hand to preserve the colors.
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Hand Painted Pink Elephants on Anchor Hocking Mid-Century Forest Green Glass Tumblers