Lot 1538
Antique Figural Bear Decanter
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1890, dark olive colored, mold blown, unmarked.

11.5 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

In the 1930s this bottle was produced by Smirnoff, called the "Kummel Bottle."

Good estate condition.