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Beautiful Westmoreland Milk Glass Lace Edge Basket Dish with Swan Cover / Circa 1940

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    Posted 7 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    Seems like the thrifting lull is finally beginning to break with this great find ! A Westmoreland milk glass swan and basket dish. This is from the 40's as the earlier ones (1920-30's) are marked differently and the eyes are recessed instead of raised. It measures 10"x 6" x 5 1/2"and it's in mint condition. I was a bit over my milk glass collecting but this piece may get me started again. It's exceptional and I was surprised at it's age and condition. -Mike-

    Westmoreland Glass History
    Courtesy of National Westmoreland Glass Collector Club http://westmorelandglassclub.org/

    In 1889 a group of investors took the risk of founding a glass company - it became the Westmoreland Glass Company of Grapeville, Pennsylvania and had a successful history that spanned nearly 100 years. These intrepid individuals did more than start a glass factory - they touched all our lives by giving us the beautiful handmade glassware we collect and cherish today.
    Much of the history that has been published about the Westmoreland Glass company may have been taken from two letters. One letter was from the hand of A. J. Stevenson of the Specialty Glass Company of Liverpool, Ohio. The other letter was written by James H. Brainard, former president and owner of the Westmoreland Glass Company.

    Built in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, there is speculation that the most probable reason for Mr. Stevenson purchasing the land at Grapeville Station was the abundance of natural gas on the property. Natural gas is a necessary element in glass manufacturing. Close proximity to the Pennsylvania railroad enabled him obtain raw materials easily, as well as to ship the finished product. With ample shade trees to cool the grounds, and a supply of pure spring water, the ideal spot had been found.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      VERY NICE Mike:)
    2. Budek Budek, 7 years ago
      Mike, what an elegant, exquisite piece,........love it!
    3. Budek Budek, 7 years ago
      and also love the new kitty photo!
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Tony.... and that's my little fatty girl Juliet. If I'd known how fat she was going to get I would have called he Jabbet ...lol
    5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      Yours is so much prettier than mine :)
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/98946-kitty-with-creepy-eyes
    6. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Beautiful! Love it!
    7. Fentonia Fentonia, 7 years ago
      Wow.... just wow. Love it! Congrats on a great find!
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Exceptional is the key word, or simply treasure !~
    9. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 years ago
      Fabulous, love it!!
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks Phil and Fran...I actually sold this piece at our antique mall this past Summer. The lady that purchased it was very happy and didn't even ask for a discount as so many people do. :)

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