A mercury glass ornament inspired by Rachel the Piggy Bank, the 1st mascot of Pike Place Market. Designed at Seattle's Glass Eye Studio by designer Piper O'Neill. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of this ornament will go to support the Pike Place Market Foundation which supports social services at Pike Place Market.
Rachel is a 5"(h) x 2"(w) x 3"(l) mercury glass Ornament which is produced overseas exclusively for the Glass Eye Studio. Comes packaged in a colorful branded box and includes an info tag.
The story of Rachel at Pike Place Market
Rachel the Piggy Bank is the cousin of Billie the Piggy Bank and was created by Whidbey Island sculptor Georgia Gerber. She is one of their best public fundraisers. Rachel has been “bringing home the bacon” for The Market Foundation since 1986, raising more than $200,000 and counting … to support social services at Pike Place Market. Legend has it that if you rub Rachel’s snout and make a donation, you’ll have good luck! Rachel can be found at the corner of Pike Place under the iconic "Public Market Center" sign and clock. Weighing in at 550 pounds (250 kg), Rachel was named after a real 750-pound pig who won the 1985 Island County Fair.
Note: The name mercury glass is the name given to glass items that are typically made to look like silver with the use of a silvering agent on the inside. Does not contain any actual mercury or silver in the product.
Pike Place Market is a registered trademark of the Pike Place Market PDA and is used with permission.
As seen in the Seattle Times.