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."

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