White opal or milk glass plate featuring a molded central vignette of Niagara Falls with a decorative open edged rim. Introduced by Westmoreland between 1900 and 1904 as one of their five "Opal Novelties". In addition to the Niagara Falls plate, there were the Easter chick plate, cupid plate, the Garfield memorial plate, and the donkey plate - all with the same decorative rim. By 1952 they were combined with another group of eight plates and have become known as the "Bakers Dozen".
The plate measures 7 1/2" in diameter and is unmarked. Fine undamaged condition with no chips, no cracks.
The Westmoreland Glass Company of Grapeville, Pennsylvania operated from 1889 to 1984. Early production was limited to tableware and other utilitarian jars and containers. By the early 1900's they were advertising molasses pitchers, mustard pots, salts and peppers in their "Opal Glassware". They made so much milk glass for so many years, that the name "Westmoreland" is almost synonymous with milk glass.
Item ID: RL-109M
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