Vintage Glass Westward Ho 11" Medium Compote Glassware

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 29, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Round Covered Compote
Very Rare ~ Extremely hard to find in this condition

Low Reserve ~ Good Luck!

Gillinder Glass Co. made the original Westward Ho and was called Pioneer in the late 19th century. According to some collectors, this may be an older piece, it has a slight greenish glow when put under the scrutiny of a black light. Under black light when t is a slight glow of green it usually indicates that the glass was made between 1880 to about 1914.

It has a greenish glow which according to many collectors indicates t is a presents of Manganese in the glass. Also according to some collectors manganese was added to glass from 1880 to 1914.

The Compote: Height 11" Covered ~ Diameter 6" with a pedestal style base. It is three part mold. The body of the Compote and Cover is a frosted finish. THE PATTERN GLASS IS HIGHLY DETAILED. T is a very minute polishable nick as pointed out with high light reflection in the photos, otherwise you would not see it, otherwise it is in mint condition.

It has the forest or pioneer scene with the three sculpted motifs of the charging buffalo or bison, the log cabin, and the leaping deer.

"In the 1800's Westward Ho was the cry of the brave souls willing to endure the hardships of the American West."

The pattern is quite detailed all the way to showing hair on the animals. L.G. Wright created the deer with a vertical closed mouth. This Compote has been in a glass cabinet for over 40 years.

William Thyne Gillinder was born in 1822 and died in 1871 at the age of 49. He was born in England and sent to America w he began his glass business upon the pawning of his gold watch. Look in the archives for information about this great man with an incredible history of life and business.

I have no Idea as to the true age of this item, it is definitely not new; it appears to be the first reproduction by LG Wright of this pattern in the 1930's, however it has traces of Magnesium [under black light] which indicates an earlier period 1880 ~ 1904. I am no expert; however I have collected these lovely items but now must sell them. Some previous bidders have stated that it is not an original but that it appears to be the LG Wright reproduction or the 1930's, my Buy-It-Now price is much lower than what I paid for it originally.