Westmoreland Glass Company, which was headquartered in Grapeville, Pennsylvania from 1924 until they closed their doors in 1984, tapped into a massive trend when they first started making milk glass in the 1920s.
During the height of milk glass popularity (it was a must-have in American homes from the 1920s through the 50s), 90 percent of Westmoreland’s production was milk glass — and they made a lot of it.
Do you own any Westmoreland milk glass?
Which is to say that, just in time to experience a 2020s surge in popularity, there is a lot of it in circulation today at garage sales and thrift shops near you!
And if you’ve inherited any milk glass, there’s a good chance it’s either Westmoreland (or Fenton) glassware.
The following marks can help you identify whether you have — or have found — a Westmoreland original piece:
- Made between 1910-1929: W within a keystone
- Starting in the late 1940s: WG stacked mark
- From 1982-1984: WESTMORELAND within a circle
You may also be able to match it to one of the dozens of both short-lived and popular classic glassware patterns below.
As you can see, Westmoreland also produced crystal and other beautiful colored collectible decor — including those famous glass chickens!
WESTMORELAND GLASS FROM THE 1940s
Vintage Della Robbia on crystal dinnerware from 1946
The delicate, transparent, polychromatic reliefs, so typical of the realistic and decorative garlands of the famous fourteenth-century family, Della Robbia designates this original handmade and hand-decorated Westmoreland crystal and gives it authenticity.
Its versatility meets the mood of the buffet supper, the informal luncheon, and delightfully furnishes an iridescent setting for the candlelight dinner. In addition to luncheon and dinner sets, Della Robbia is provided in many lovely gift pieces.
Antique hobnail milk glass from 1940s Westmoreland
An authentic revival of the Early American Hobnail Pattern, reproduced in genuine Westmoreland Milk Glass.
Its simplicity and charm are as captivating today as they were two generations ago. Made entirely by hand from original Westmoreland molds that have not been used for many years.
Chicken milk glass table settings (1940s)
The table setting for the Sunday morning breakfast should display both cheerfulness and informality.
Brimful of genuine warmth and luxurious leisure, this is an occasion that very frequently assumes the proportions of a ritual in many homes where living is full and friendly.
Westmoreland handmade Milk Glass essentially belongs wherever graciousness has a part in the design for living.
A heritage from yesterday, its charm increases with intimacy and use. Many beautiful, authentic patterns are handmade from original molds that are more than fifty years old.
Old-fashioned gifts of authentic Westmoreland glass (1940s)
A gift should appropriately suit the occasion; it should expressively convey the sentiments of the donor, and should possess in combination both utility and beauty. Regardless of its cost, its worth should increase through the years with use and cherished association.
Westmoreland authentic handmade reproductions in milk glass. black glass, antique blue glass, crystal, and crystal-with-ruby, meet the requisites of those who are meticulous in their gift selections.
Handmade thousand-eye crystal glass from Westmoreland (1940s)
WESTMORELAND GLASS FROM THE 1950s
Large display of fine crystal glassware by Westmoreland from the 50s
Authentic Milk glass vases from the 1950s
Westmoreland’s Handmade Milk Glass Collection affords an abundant choice of unusual vases, epergnes, planters, jardinieres, and other exquisite pieces — all are ideal for flower arranging.
America’s finest handmade Milk Glass pieces (1950s)
Classic holiday milk glassware from the 50s
The Westmoreland Collection of Handmade Milk Glass is the largest and most comprehensive in the world.
Each piece carries a proud American tradition of three generations and is made by the same meticulous methods of the late 1800s.
Photo includes collectible Christmas glassware and milk glass
Westmoreland variety of 1950s milk glass table settings
Classic patterned milk glass decor (1950s)
Westmoreland’s superb, handmade milk glass collection provides a delightful variety of patterns and covers a broad price range.
Each piece is readily recognized for its color, fidelity to detail, and hand craftsmanship — qualities that immediately distinguish authentic Westmoreland.
Vintage glass chickens from Westmoreland Glass Company (1950s)
These covered milk glass chicken dishes, first made by Westmoreland in 1889, will be found in every part of the world.
The family now includes Rooster Sherbets, Egg Cups, Standing Rooster, Duck Salts, and setting Hens in four sizes. Some in Blue Glass.
1950s Handmade “English Hobnail” crystal glass table settings
A charming old pattern, handmade by Westmoreland in scintillating crystal, available in dinner or luncheon service, with round or square plates and a choice of square-foot, round-foot, or barrel-shaped stemware.
Westmoreland’s “English Hobnail” Crystal has been an open stock pattern for more than fifty years.
Classic milk glass chicken dishes by Westmoreland for Easter (1950s)
Westmoreland’s first milk glass sitting hen was made in 1889.
These same covered chicken dishes are being made today by the same meticulous hand methods that were used two generations ago. They have been a perennial Easter favorite for the past sixty-six years.
50s Hobnail and beaded-edge milk glass dishware
Early American style black glass decor, milk glass painted plates, and crystal cut ruby glassware (1950s)
Handmade black glass, blue glass, milk glass and crystal. (Vintage as shows animal decor, bird designs, painted flowers, plus embossed and colored astrological symbols on a big glass platter.)
Classic crystal cut and ruby glassware from Westmoreland (1950s)
Retro handmade glass display pieces & a punchbowl from the 50s
1950s style glassware from Westmoreland – Display pieces and crystal
Hand craftsmanship, fidelity to detail, and authenticity in design have distinguished Westmoreland handmade glassware’s qualities for sixty-nine years.
Made by the same meticulous hand methods employed since 1889, genuine Westmoreland is, today, recognized for these same qualities.
Milk glassware sets for the holidays (1950s)
Hand craftsmanship, fidelity to detail, and authenticity in design have distinguished Westmoreland handmade glassware’s qualities for sixty-nine years. Made by the same meticulous hand methods employed since 1889, genuine Westmoreland is, today, recognized for these same qualities.
Cherished 50s handmade crystal by Westmoreland Glass Company
The sparkle and lacy loveliness of Old Sandwich Glassware has been deftly recaptured in these handmade recreations of Princess Feather” crystal by Westmoreland. Made by skilled craftsmen in the same manner as sixty years ago, a full luncheon or dinner service is now available in this open stock pattern.
Old-fashioned English Hobnail crystal dishware from the 1950s
The inherent beauty of Westmoreland’s enchanting handmade “English Hobnail” Crystal is one that increases with the years. Its intimacy and beauty are enhanced by long association and use.
Classic cut crystal “English Hobnail” glass dinnerware from the 50s
Retro milk glass dinnerware sets from Westmoreland (1950s)
America’s finest handmade milk glass dinner sets (1950s)
A table service in milk glass dinnerware that will make any occasion a very special one… cheerful, intimate, and delightfully informal.
1950s Westmoreland white milk glassware and decor
50s style milk glassware decorations, candlesticks, vases and more
Classic lacy milk glass plates with painted birds and flowers from the 1950s
WESTMORELAND GLASS FROM THE 1960s
Retro Westmoreland colored glassware from the 1960s
You will be delighted with the wide choice of colors and patterns. Use Westmoreland to accent your decorative scheme in table settings or wherever a touch of color is needed to brighten your home. Each piece is made by hand in a manner that has been a Westmoreland tradition since 1889.
60s early American style milk glass dishes and decor
Westmoreland handmade “Golden Sunset” crystal glassware (1960s)
Elusive, lacy transparent — like the glow of a lovely summer sunset — is the golden hue of Westmoreland’s “Princess Feather” in Golden Sunset Crystal.
Fifty-eight exquisite “Golden Sunset” individual items and sets are available in a selection of different patterns. Ash Trays, Decanter Sets, Vases, Cake Salvers, Banana Bowls, Hurricane Shades, Ivy Rings, Fruit Bowls, Candy Jars, Snack Trays, all in the best handmade Westmoreland tradition of 1889.
Vintage colored crystal cut glass dishes and goblets (1960s)
In addition to “America’s Finest Handmade Milk Glass Collection,” Westmoreland offers a representative selection of Handmade Colored Crystal Reproductions…
Three distinctive color tones [blue, green and amber] delightfully retain all the charm and warmth of the early American originals… Each in the best Westmoreland tradition.
Old-fashioned golden cut crystal and milk glass glassware from the 60s
Westmoreland’s delightful collection of Handmade Milk Glass and “Golden Sunset” Crystal provides a most enchanting selection of expressive gifts — each conveys the thoughtfulness of any donor.