- Pattern: Lobster
- Made in: Japan
- Vintage: 1981 – 1989
- Details: This is such a fun mould! It has a big, bright, red lobster in the center surrounded by large green shells all around the mould. It is pre-drilled on top and has a metallic ring attached as these are meant for hanging on the wall as decor. The original label is still attached, it reads: “Made exclusively for Gailstyn-Sutton tm, Towle Company, Japan”. Would look great hanging on a wall in a kitchen or dining room. Excellent decor for a coastal kitchen or beach house. If you’re adding to, or starting, your own collection of moulds, we hope this piece brings you great joy.
- Materials: Ceramic
- Dimensions: 11 3/8 inches Long, 8.0 inches Wide (at its widest point), and 2 3/4 inches Tall
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, scratches, other defects on this piece. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
- Shipping is included, (Continental US only), unless otherwise noted. This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection. AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location.
Towle silversmith’s history can be traced back as early as 1690 but it wasn’t until 1857 that Anthony Frances Towle and his apprentice, William P. Jones, formed Towle & Jones. They have a long and complicated history with acquisitions, bankruptcies and re-starts. In 1979 Leonard Silver merged with Towle Manufacturing Co., as it relates to this piece, here is what we know. GAILSTYN-SUTTON was a registered trademark of the Leonard Silver Manufacturing Co. GAILSTYN-SUTTON trademark was filed in November, 1981 to sell household products in Glass, Wood, Ceramics, and Metal but not including precious metals. In 1986 they were acquired by Syratech. In 1989 the trademark registration for Gailstyn-Sutton was not renewed, and by 1990 it was deemed “Un-Revivable”. In 1990, Towle Silversmiths was acquired by the holding company Syratech Inc., that also owned Wallace Silversmiths and the International Silver Company. All this helps us date this piece to pre-1990. In 2006 Lifetime Brands acquired Syratech thereby acquiring Towle and all others.