Best known as a manufacturer of milk glass for the first half of the 20th century, Westmoreland also produced numerous patterned art glass and carnival glass items from the 1970s until the plants closure in 1984.
Westmoreland produced four cat themed items:
• A cat on an oval basket /nest (Cat on Ribbed Base – pictured at right) measuring 5 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ with a 2” high base
• A rectangular cat on a covered dish with a lacy edge (Cat Box) – the bottom measures approx 8” x 5″
• A glass plate with a lacy border and three cats or kittens on top, 8” in diameter (Cat Plate)
• “Puss n Boots” cat in a shoe. The shoe is hollow and the piece measures 4″ x 3.25”
They also made covered containers with lions, dogs, and other animals. Designs are bold and simple without a lot of fine detail except in the plates.
Westmoreland glassware from the early 20th century was marked with a “W”. Late 20th century items can be identified by an intertwined W and G. For the plants last 4 years, the mark used was the word Westmoreland in a circle with 3’lines in the middle.
Prices vary with demand and desirability, but ballpark sale prices for Westmoreland cats on eBay have been ranging from $7.50. – $75, with the majority selling for between $15 -$35, making it a very affordable collectible.