Gillinder & Sons Westward Ho Glass

Description
Gillinder and Sons made this footed-glass compote with a representation of a kneeling Native American on the lid in 1879. The Westward Ho pattern refers to the etching on the bowl of the settler’s cabin and land, which portrayed a romanticized image of the progress of western land development.
date made
c. 1878-1890
maker
Gillinder & Sons
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
"colorless" (bowl, body color)
"colorless" (foot color)
glass, transparent (cover material)
glass, transparent (cover, side material)
glass, transparent (foot material)
glass, translucent (bowl, body material)
frosted (joint piece production method/technique)
pressed (bowl, body production method/technique)
pressed (foot production method/technique)
ID Number
1979.0247.07ab
accession number
1979.0247
catalog number
1979.0247.07b
subject
Indians
Native Americans
West
Gillinder and Sons, Inc
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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