Gillinder Westward Ho Glass Photos

Gillinder and Sons of Philadelphia, PA, evolved from a series of firms started by William Gillinder, an English glass maker who came to the USA in 1854. The company came to prominence by setting up a working glass factory at the 1876 American Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. There they sold customized souvenirs, pressed glass plates with patriotic designs like George Washington, & became known for the Westward Ho pattern celebrating American Westward expansion. Gillinder also advanced the art of sand-blasted glass.

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Frosted pressed glass including Westward Ho covers by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia, PA at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Frosted pressed glass Westward Ho covered dish by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia, PA at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Westward Ho glass compote at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Westward-Ho covered compote by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Frosted pressed glass (c1870-80) including Westward Ho covers by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia, PA at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Frosted pressed glass Westward Ho covered dish (c1870-80) by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia, PA at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Westward Ho glass compote at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.Westward-Ho covered compote (after 1876) by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Westward Ho covered pressed glass compote with Buffalo by James Gillinder & Sons at Beresheim House. Council Bluffs, IA.Butter dish in Pioneer pattern by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Westward Ho compote by James Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia, PA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Pioneer or Westward-Ho butter dish by Gillinder & Sons, Philadelphia, PA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Westward Ho covered pressed glass compote with Buffalo (c1880) by James Gillinder & Sons at Beresheim House. Council Bluffs, IA.Butter dish in Pioneer pattern (1876-89) by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Westward Ho compote (c1875) by James Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia, PA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Pioneer or Westward-Ho butter dish (1876) by Gillinder & Sons, Philadelphia, PA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Westward Ho pressed-glass compote by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH.Glass souvenirs by Gillinder & Sons sold at Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Pressed glass Bunker Hill tray by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia, PA & Abraham Lincoln mug at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Pressed glass "Let us have peace" plate commemorating U.S. Grant by Gillinder & Sons at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.
Westward Ho pressed-glass compote (1876-85) by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH.Glass souvenirs (1876) by Gillinder & Sons sold at Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Pressed glass Bunker Hill tray (c1876) by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia, PA & Abraham Lincoln mug (c1881) at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Pressed glass "Let us have peace" plate commemorating U.S. Grant (1885) by Gillinder & Sons at Historical Glass Museum. Redlands, CA.
Liberty Bell glass plate by Gillinder & Sons at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE.American Centennial souvenir pressed glass plate marks Declaration of Independence at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.

Liberty Bell glass plate (1876) by Gillinder & Sons at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE.American Centennial souvenir pressed glass plate (1876) marks Declaration of Independence at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.


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