Grapette Syrup Container Slick-Eared Elephant Bank
This is the holy grail of Grapette banks -- the "slick-eared" or "smooth-eared" or "stippled" elephant. It was the successor to the ill-fated kitten bank.
Introduced in 1950, the elephant bank was made of much thinner glass than the kitten bank. The result was that the bottles were very easily broken, making a sticky mess on grocers' shelves. Thus, very few of these bottles were actually produced, making them a very valuable collector's item today.
This bank should not be confused with the ordinary elephant bank. The slick-eared elephant is worth many, many times more than the ordinary elephant.