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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I am looking for more information related to how I would classify this bowl. I picked it up in 1997 in the Czech Republic, ( possibly Romania) I believe, during a mission trip to Eastern Europe when I did not have a great deal of time to shop or sightsee.

    This may be wishful thinking on my part, or told to me in order to sell me the bowl, but is it true that the yellow tints in the red in different lighting means that it is of high quality?

    It is one of my favs.

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    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      your compote is American glass c1950-80 by Westmoreland Glass. This is their #1932 Wakefield/Waterford pattern with a ruby stain, which is the ruby color painted on and the glass then re-fired to 'set' the stain.

      For true red glass it is not unusual to see some variation in the color with some yellow highlights. This is because the glass formula includes some gold, and the glass must be reheated to achieve the ruby red color. If the glass is not completely and evenly reheated some yellow highlights may result. However, since this piece is ruby stained any color variations may be the result of evenness of the stain application.
    2. riczacdex riczacdex, 5 years ago
      wow, thank you so much, Tall! Rick

      This site is awesome ... I have so much stuff I can keep everyone busy full-time until I learn enough to start identifying stuff myself!

      thanks again!
    3. riczacdex riczacdex, 5 years ago
      I have visited the Westmoreland site, but I did not find the answer to the following question in the brief time I was able to spend there today: Would all Westmoreland Glass have the watermark on it? I can't find it on this piece.
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      Not all of their glass was marked after the superimposed WG mark began use in 1940s. Also, as molds were reused the marks would become worn and eventually disappear.
    5. riczacdex riczacdex, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Tall!

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