Democrat Decanter Set
- Made in the U.S.A.
- 28 oz. decanter
- 9 oz. tapered old fashioned glasses
- Gift boxed
- Hand wash only
The perfect addition to the true Democrat's glassware collection, this magnificent set comes beautifully packaged as a set of four tapered old fashioned glasses, with a 28 oz. glass decanter. The gold-rimmed glasses are printed with the Democrat donkey icon design, surrounded by a circle of stars. The decanter comes with a glass stopper with a decorative compass print top, and all six pieces make a stunning set fit for an auspicious occasion.
The origins of the Democratic donkey can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson, who ran on a populist platform (by the people, for the people) and used a slogan of “Let the People Rule.” Jackson’s opponents referred to him as a jackass (a donkey). Rather than rejecting the label, Jackson was amused by it and decided to use the image of the strong-willed animal on his campaign posters. In the 1870s, influential political cartoonist Thomas Nast helped popularize the donkey as a symbol for the entire Democratic Party.