The Westmoreland Glass Company was founded in 1889 by brothers George and Charles West . Initially, their primary products were pressed glass tableware lines, mustard jars, and candy containers.
In 1921, George left the company and Charles became president. He changed the company's name from the Westmoreland Specialty Company to Westmoreland Glass Company. During the 1920s and 1930s, Charles created a large decorating department and began to produce high quality hand-decorated and cut glass.
The company went out of business in 1984.
Offered is this vintage carnival glass vase that was called, "Thin Rib Jester's Hat." This is the marigold colored vase, but it was offered in several other different colors. The "thin ribs" that the name refers to are difficult to see, but they extend from the base, thru the stem and even into the top and each ends on a small dimple on the scalloped rim of the vase. They are slightly twisted, as they travel from the base thru the stem and add a delicate but classic appearance to this vintage vase. The vase is slightly over 8 inches tall and is free of any chips or cracks...however there is an original manufacturing flaw, which left some rough speckles on the stem. Visually the vase is still very appealing, but the roughness can be felt in some small areas.
If you purchase this vase and find the manufacturing flaw to be objectionable, feel free to return it for a refund.
Westmoreland Thin Rib Jester's Hat Marigold Carnival Glass Vase