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Westmoreland Opal Glass Hatching Chick Covered Basket Mustard Jar
This antique opal or milk glass covered basket was actually a mustard container, first produced by Westmoreland Glass in 1902. This is the earliest version of the basket with the chick emerging from an egg lid, later versions featured a hen on the lid or a plaque/panel on one side for decoration.
The basket is about 4 inches high to the tops of the two rope handles by 5-1/4" long and 4-1/4" deep. The lid depicts a baby chick hatching from an egg. The chick's head is painted gold, as is the "straw" around the rim. The basket has light green and gold painted trim. The underside is marked with a cross symbol surrounded by woven basket reeds.
Both the basket dish and the lid are in marvelous condition for their age. There are no chips, nicks, or flakes to the glass and the paint shows much less than typical wear.
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