Vintage Westmoreland Argonaut, 3 Dragon Footed Candy Dish Footed compote is lidded, intricately decorated, with colored Seashell (RARE) The bottom section has three intricate dragon pedestal feet, the sides have raised seashells, and the lid is also decorated with raised sea life and shells.
There is a large curly seashell as the lid knob There are many colors of this pattern, but the Opalescent Pearl with colored shells is hard to find.
The makers mark is visible on the inside center of the lid and on the outside of the base, bottom center Measures - 6 inches high including lid, 6 inches in Diameter
Weighs 2 Lbs 10 ounces Westmoreland is a highly respected name in glassware Here is a little history: Throughout World War I, the Westmoreland Glass Company manufactured and distributed intricately molded, candy-filled glass jars in the shapes of automobiles, trains, and even revolvers to newsstands and dime stores across the U.S. The jars were made of high-quality milk glass, or opal, a signature material that distinguished Westmoreland glass from its competitors. In the 1920s, Charles added a large decorating department to the factory’s output, which allowed for the distribution of impressive crystal and decorated ware. But it was milk glass that kept the company in the black. Indeed, an estimated 90 percent of all Westmoreland glass produced between the 1920s and ’50s was made of milk glass.