WESTWARD HO aka Pioneer
by Gillinder & Sons c. 1879
|--- Reproductions and originals in this pattern may all turn yellow green under a black light in a dark room.
--- The wave length of the UV lamp is key. To be original Westward Ho, it must glow yellow with a short wave UV lamp. We've been told that stamp supply places carry both the short wave lamps to check for lead and long wave UV lamps to check for manganese.
Many, many thanks to Lenny Farchione for his generous sharing of photos of original areas of the goblet. Details on the purchase of his book about the Westward Ho pattern can be found in the PatternGlass.com Book Store.
It is important in this pattern's reproductions to remember that more than one modern glass factory has made repros of this pattern. So some may be better than others so scrutiny of several of the design elements is necessary.
|First and foremost and EASIEST way to tell the original lid
is by the finial. The detailing of the headdress &
his hair are good, but the sine qua non is his
tiny little Adams' Apple! You need to look very closely to
this second photo. Hold yours up to the light -
No apple, no good.
|Again, the detail can be hard to see. Most obvious is the rays of the sun which are uniform on the original (left) and irregular on the repro (right).
On the originals, the tallest tree is in much better detail in the original.
|This is the buffalo. The original issue is shown on the left
and the reproduction on the right. Look at the sun, the tall tree
on the left, the horns, etc.
|Here's the cabin section of the goblet w/ original on left & center.
Again, study the trees.
Here's the deer; again the original is on the left
& repro on the right.
Look at the antlers and the deer's face.
Below are photos of 2 of the primary design elements of the sauce dish .
It was only made in the footed style, no flat ones & no covered ones.
The footed ones came in 3 1/2", 4", 4 1/2" & 5" diameter.
The 5" one with a lid has been widely reproduced.
|Telling the difference in this scene takes scrutiny.
Original is on the left & repro on the right. The most obvious
difference is in the second tree to the left of the log cabin &
the better detailed bushes on the mountain just above the log cabin.
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