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Westmoreland Glass Rooster on Nest Jadeite/Pumpkin R52
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Westmoreland Glass Rooster on Nest Jadeite/Pumpkin R52

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Sold Date: 03/08/2009
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay

It seems as though we come across many more Hens on a Nest than we do Roosters!!!... But when we do find one of these handsome fellows... he’s usually something quite special... and so it is with this “eye-catching” country gentleman!!!...

This is an exciting... Westmoreland Glass Company marked... Rooster on a Nest. This “perky” fellow sets about 4 ¼ inches tall... 5 ½ inches long.... and 4 ¼ inches wide. Both the Rooster... and his Nest... appear to be in excellent condition.

Our Rooster is a shockingly handsome “Orange” glass color with a bit of marbling in it. I don’t believe t’s enough marbling to qualify this as “Slag Glass”... but rather a normal marbling that we should expect to see in some of these unusual glass colors. Over the years this glass color has been labeled with quite a long list of names. Some that come to mind are... “Sunkist”... “Bittersweet”... “Candy Corn”... “Dreamsickle”... “Creamsickle”... “Orangesickle”... and my favorite... “Pumpkin Glass”. I believe the name “Sunkist” was given to this glass color... and registered by one of the glassmaker’s away back.

This Rooster carries the later Westmoreland Glass Company mark... the one w the name “Westmoreland” is spelled out in a circle around a large “W”. I believe this was the last mark the company used just prior to their closing in about 1983. And... if I remember correctly... these Roosters were a part of the company’s “Animal Novelties” series... that they first introduce in the very early 1900's. They were produced in both matching and mixed colors. This is the “split tail” type Rooster... that is much nicer and harder to come by than the “flat tail” style. It comes from a much more intricate “mold”... a bit harder to make... and always, commands a better price.

But... that’s not the end of the story!!!... The glass makers have given this handsome Rooster a great looking jadeite Green glass Nest to rest in. What better way to show off this Rooster... than to supply him with a Nest that doesn’t detract... or distract... from the principal feature... the Rooster!!!... Just a stunning combination... and one that really makes this Rooster... the center of the attraction... as he’s meant to be!!!...

This is the “Thin Ribbed” style Nest... and it carries the same Westmoreland mark as the Rooster... both on the inside bottom... as well as the underside bottom. I personally like contrasting colors in these Rooster and Nest sets. I consider them to be much more eye catching than the matched color sets... and this combination is one of the best. So what ever you do... don’t let this handsome fellow slip through your fingers!!!... We’d hate to see all the Hens in your collection leave home to meet up with this guy... in someone else’s “chicken coop”!!!...

Several months ago a nice collection of Hens... Roosters ... Cats... Horses... Ducks... Cows... Lions... and more... came into our shop for sale. Some of these were in colors... and color combinations... that I’ve not seen before. We’ve sold some at local auctions... quite a few out of our own shop... and many more on EBAY... but we still have many more to offer. So if you collect these “guys and gals”... stick with us... t’s more to come.

To see more interesting and unusual offerings... both from days gone by and... from time to time... some newer pieces... be sure to click on “View seller’s other items”. We’ll always do our very best to accurately describe... to the best of our ability... the items we have in hand... so that you can bid with confidence. And... we’ll always do our best to combine your winning auctions (in the same week) to save you money on shipping whenever possible. So... thanks for stopping by to visit with us... and thank you for your bids. Ed... Cathy... and Paul.

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