I have not been acquiring at the rate that I used to. In fact I am trying to downsize my collections and have been repacking boxes in the garage, giving away stuff and putting stuff aside for Christmas gifts. Having said that…there are still a few treasures to show off.
This particular covered dish is a case in point. I bought it online. It was advertised as a piece of Westmoreland glass. I knew Westmoreland made a covered lovebirds dish, but I still wondered if this was accurate but didn’t have any reference materials to verify this.
I bought it anyway and then ordered a copy of the book Westmoreland Glass: 1950-1984 volumes 1 & 2 by Lorraine Kovar.
As it runs out Westmoreland made this piece in many colours. But……there is a note in the book to say that it was also reproduced in the colour alexandrite. It’s hard to see in the photo, but the dish is a pretty darkish pink or lilac, but it might be considered to be alexandrite.
I posted a query on the Everyday and Elegant Glass Forum, asking if this is alexandrite in anyone’s opinion. I also asked who made Westmoreland Reproductions. I had one respone that said that Dalzell/Viking had some lovebirds on ebay as well, but I don’t see any now. I may try a glass forum to which I belong on Facebook.
In any event, I have a very pretty piece, that is Westmoreland in my mind and I have a neat, interesting book.