Saturday, March 10, 2012

Westmoreland Milk Glass

We were very fortunate to find a piece of Westmoreland milk glass that has the Westmoreland mark imprinted on the bottom.

Here’s some information we found regarding Westmoreland marks:

Westmoreland WG Mark
According to Lorraine Kovar in her book, The Westmoreland Story, the mark with intertwined "W" and "G" was used after the 1940s. However, just because a piece has this mark doesn't mean it dates from this period: Westmoreland molds have been passed along to other glass makers who are not always diligent about removing the mark.

Westmoreland Grossman Mark
In 1981, David Grossman bought Westmoreland. He devised a new mark with the word "WESTMORELAND" in a circle around three vertical bars that apparently represent a stylized "W." Production ended in early 1984.

Westmoreland used paper labels on much of their glass, but these can be misleading as rolls of stickers were available long after production ended.

Images and text provided by David Doty’s Carnival Glass Website at

The piece below is marked with the first mark, the intertwined “W” and “G”.

westmoreland milk glass

This Westmoreland milk glass ruffled compote is in excellent vintage condition. It features a diamond cut pattern, also known as English hobnail, with a ruffled top.

This compote is marked Westmoreland on the bottom which means it was probably produced in the 1950s or 1960s. The mark is imprinted in the glass (not a sticker).

In addition to the information above found at David Doty’s Carnival Glass Website, we also found the following information regarding Westmoreland glass:

Westmoreland Glass Company
Westmoreland molds have been sold to other glass makers over the years who did not always remove the mark so dating can be difficult. However, most late milk glass pieces with this mark were indeed produced by Westmoreland during the 1950s and '60s--Pamela Wiggins.

Image and text provided by Pamela Wiggins at

This super cute compote would make an excellent addition to your existing milk glass collection. Thinking of starting a milk glass collection, this would make a great starter piece.

milk glass compote

It can be used in so many ways! Fill it with candy! Use it to hold your jewelry! Just sit it out and let it look pretty! Lots of uses!

milk glass candy dish

This dish measures approximately 4 1/4” tall and approximately 5 1/2" wide at the top, 3 1/4" wide at the base.

westmoreland milk glass

This piece is in excellent vintage condition. There are no chips or cracks.

hobnail milk glass compote

We are learning more and more about these collectibles every day. It’s a lot of fun and very addictive. It’s especially fun sharing it with all of you!

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Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Beth and Denise

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