Pontiac Chief Glass FigureBy Mark Chervenka
Pontiac Chief Glass Figure
This transparent red pressed glass figure was offered by a glass wholesaler in 2001. It is marked 1981, but it is unknown if it was from storage or if it was in production at that time.
The base is marked "Pontiac" in raised letters but no official connection to Pontiac has been established. The figure is similar to images used in Pontiac logos and somewhat similar to an authentic Pontiac hood ornament that was mounted in a chrome plated metal frame.
The figure is about 3¼ inches high by 4 inches wide. The mark "B" in a triangle is up under the hollow base. This mark was used by Guernsey Glass in the 1980s.