Westmoreland Waterford Open Crimped Sweetmeat Compote or Footed Candy Dish - 5-1/2", Westmoreland Waterford Line 1932, #WF-52, 1979
This Westmoreland pattern was originally known as Wakefield but since the late 1950's it is more popularly known as Waterford with the same Line Number 1932. This pattern, with the Ruby staining, was produced from 1962 until about 1981.
Condition: no chips, cracks, stains, cloudiness, repairs, or dings, The Ruby staining is a little light along the seam lines but in doing research I found this to be not unusual. The last picture shows a few light specks of missing stain. I don't see or feel any other issues. Due to the stain being so fragile, it has become very difficult to find pieces with the staining all intact. This piece is signed on the bottom of the foot and I imagine the signature is the name of the person that did the stain. Signed (1979) K. Clayton. I did not notice it was signed until I saw the picture I had taken from the bottom side. Staining is accomplished by hand, using a brushed on chemical compound and it is very tedious work.
FLASHED OR STAINED? Most of the time when pieces like this or even EAPG items from early 20th century are listed, they are referred to as FLASHED. The term should be called STAINED. Flashing is when a light layer of glass is laid over a contrasting color. In the case of staining, a chemical solution is hand painted on areas of the cooled glass to decorate and enhance the pattern and then the piece is re-fired so the staining becomes permanent. People have used "flashed" and "stained" interchangeably, some think that flash & stain were the same process by different names, but they really aren't. The process is properly called staining, whether the glass is new or old. There is a website that goes into this process and also has information concerning cased, flashed, and plated glass. Just GOOGLE (flashed stained cased glass) for more information.
SIZE: 5-1/2" across X 4-5/8" Tall
References: Page 190 and 193, picture and description, "Westmoreland Glass The Popular Years 1940 - 1985" by Lorraine Kovar, Copyright 2004.
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