A wonderful 1930’s white milk glass Hen on Nest with Eggs covered dish.
The hen sits on six eggs that peek out from under the sitting hen, four near the front and one on each side of the tail base.

The nest base sides are lattice over basket weave with a braided rim (with iridescent fire). The tail feathers are split. The top comb and eyes are cold painted red. Great feathering detail.

Bottom of nest has a raised basket weave pattern with crossed split wicker center. No maker's marks.

Measures 5 1/2" long x 4-1/4" wide x 4-1/2" high.

Excellent condition with no chips or cracks. No loss to cold painted crest comb.

HISTORIQUE: There were at least 100 glass companies that produced at least 250 forms or sizes of glass hen covered dishes over the past 150 years. These dishes are referred to as an animal dish, trinket box, hen in a basket and hen on a nest.

In the 1930s Westmoreland Glass Company coined the name “hen on a nest” which has been shortened to simply “hen on nest” by latter companies and collectors. Between 1890-1910 the glass hen dishes gained advertising and publicity when they were used to package condiments, mainly mustard.

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