These striking heavy black glass plates painted with starkly contrasting white figures and scenes in the Mary Gregory style are such wonderful display items. They were produced and hand painted by the Westmoreland Glass Company of Grapeville, Pennsylvania, in 1941. The company began marketing glassware in the Mary Gregory style in the 1920's.
The plates depict bucolic scenes of a boy fishing with his most loyal companion, a girl on a swing while her dog is at the ready in its play pose, and another girl in the act of instructing or admonishing her eager friend. Each plate is lovingly hand painted with the brightest enamel to stand out in rich contrast to the shiny jet black glass plates. The plates are encircled by an eye catching lattice design which features little flowers at each intersection. One plate still exhibits the original Westmoreland paper sticker attached to the back. The plates measure 8 1/2" in diameter.