Item/Description: Vintage 1981 Jim Beam Regal China “Leopard Family” (sometimes erroneously referred to as “Cheetahs”) figural liquor decanter bottle.
This charming wild animals-themed bottle statuary stunningly depicts a family of leopards (? snow leopards) posing on and below an overhanging tree branch. Perched on the branch itself, with an oh-so-seriously protective expression is the male “father” leopard, and just below him, on the ground, are the female “mother” leopard with two baby leopards cubs hugging/clutching at her, one on each side of her, all with equally fierce expressions. Essentially “saying,” without words, “don’t mess with the family”. ;~)
Coloration of the decanter statue remains vivid, in lovely soft, soothing, subtle hues of yellow-orange, tan, lime green, dark brown, grayish-white, and black. The finish to the glaze, which is not high gloss, is somewhat matte-like.
***Bottle is empty, and does not contain any liquor.
Age/Period: Vintage - 1981 (1980s)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Underside of decorative decanter figurine is marked “© Creation of James S. Beam Distilling Co. KY-DRB-230 (or KY-ORB-230) Genuine Regal China 1981 C. Miller Regal China Corporation 145 Liquor Bottle”. Also on the underside of the bottle is an inverted or upside down number 2 or 5 separately marked a bit away from the remainder of the foregoing legend.
Size/Measurements: 8"H x 8"W x 4 5/8" Deep/Thick
Quantity: One (1)
Condition: Decanter remains in excellent condition, evincing no noted nicks, chips, cracks, breaks, repairs, paint loss or paint fading. Portions of original tax stamp remain. Cap remains intact and properly twists on/off. Original front, lower edge label is missing.
***Bottle is EMPTY of original liquor contents.
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