9 1/2" inches tall x 4 1/2" inches wide. Ohio, and moved it to Grapeville, Penn. Grapeville was chosen as the location of the factory because the property had a large source of natural gas. George West served as president of the company, while his brother Charles West was the Vice President. Ira Brainard was the primary financial backer of Westmoreland.
Brainard was an officer in the company. Westmoreland's main production was pressed glass tableware lines, mustard jars, and candy containers. Westmoreland had its own mustard factory and tin shop on the property grounds of the factory. Charles West is regarded as the "Father of the Candy Container Industry" for the company's extensive production of candy containers. West Brothers was a separate company which produced the candy containers and other tinware while operating from the same factory.
In 1921, George West left the company and started his own glass company, George West and Sons. Charles West became president while J. Brainard became vice president of Westmoreland. The company changed its name to the Westmoreland Glass Company.Prior to his departure, George West created a large decorating department at Westmoreland. Under the direction of Charles West, the company began to make high-quality hand-decorated glass from the 1920s through the 1930s, some of which was exhibited at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the 1940s, the Brainard's phased out the high-quality hand-decorated glass and began to produce primarily milk glass.
The Westmoreland Glass Company is known for its production of high-quality milk glass, but also is known for its high-quality decorated glass. From the 1920s to the 1950s it was estimated that 90 percent of the production was milk glass. Beginning in 1908 and reissued novelties and pattern glass in carnival treatments in the 1970s until the plant closed in 1984. Westmoreland also produced high quality hand-decorated and cut glass. Great piece to add to any collection.Please browse the store and check back often as new. Thanks again for stopping by and have a great day! The item "Vtg Ruby Red WESTMORELAND DOLPHIN Glass Pair Candle Holder Candlestick Koi fish" is in sale since Monday, September 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Elegant\Westmoreland\Animals, Figures". The seller is "estate92069" and is located in Salem, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.