Most people seem to think that Portieux/Vallerysthal made this item. However, this was made by Westmoreland Glass in the early 1900 and can be seen in their catalog of that period. This item came with two different bases, the crown top or flute and crown base, and the the harder to find the Snare drum with a star on each of the eyes through which the ropes are laced. This is the rarer of the two. You can see a picture on this item in the Ferson's Book and is their item # 559 and #561 (they show both versions).
Portieux made the Cat on Drug with the almost identical base, but the Portieux base does not have the stars and also the rope extends all the way to the top and all the way to the bottom.
This item is in great shape very minor roughness to the top but has no chips, cracks or repairs.
This is a wonderful example of Westmoreland at its best. Does have an Opaline quality to the glass. Any questions, please email me.
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