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Gillinder & Sons Westward Ho Glass

Gillinder & Sons Westward Ho Glass

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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.
Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
c. 1878-1890
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
accession number
catalog number
Native Americans
Gillinder and Sons, Inc
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Domestic Furnishings
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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