For sale is a piece of early American pressed glass that is somewhat rare and only produced for a very short period of time. It is a spooner known as Findlay Onyx and was made by Dalzell, Gilmore and Leighton Company of Findlay Ohio. The piece measures approximately 4 1/4" tall and is 4" in diameter at its widest point.
The base color of the glass on the creamer is an opal yellow white with daisies growing from stems that start at the base of the piece. These flowers are a raised silver decoration and have leaves and buds for a whimsical all over pattern.
The Spooner is in very good condition as there are no cracks. The top lip has has some nibbles and a shallow flakes on the underside top lip. This area was ground down and therefore usually have some minor chips to edge as they were not polished after this process. This piece is typical and this particular example of EAPG has most of the silver satin intact and is quite charming.
The piece is unsigned however it has the unmistakable circular marks form the mold and guaranteed to be original. This particular type of glass has not been reproduced. The manufacturer had may problems with cracking and it was produced for less than one year. This glass should be kept out of direct sunlight as the metallic application holds the heat in and is believed to make this glass crack.
This item is considered a very good example and will enhance one's collection as a great deal of the silver is still intact. This Spooner was made circa 1889.