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Mary Gregory style vase - ID = Westmoreland Glass

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icedgold10:
I bought this Mary Gregory vase and am trying to figure out if the signature says 1912 or 1972?  It looks like 1912 to me.  If it is where would it have been made? http://s1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh635/icedgold10/vase/     I bought it at a thrift store for $1.99.  Any help would be great.  Thank you.

chopin-liszt:
Hi and welcome to the gmb. :)

This isn't really my area, but I don't think it's likely to be possible to pin down a maker or place for Mary Gregory style glass - it was very much a cottage type industry, "Mary Gregory" was not a person!
Mary Gregory glass has been made in recent years, certainly in the '70s; and I've been told the way to tell whether or not a bit is old or new is to look at the way the figures are executed.
On old pieces, the children are quite chubby - conforming to the ideal of the time, while newer bits have slimer, cuter children - conforming to today's ideals.

I think you have a rather cute, slim modern looking child on this piece. It's nicely done.

icedgold10:
Thank you for your input.  What do you think of the date?  Either way I am happy because for $1.99 it's a deal for a nice vase.

Paul S.:
according to Ruth Lee Webb, Muriel M. Miller, Mr. Hajdamach and doubtless others - there was indeed a Mary Gregory who lived at Sandwich, Mass. and worked for the B. & S. Glass Co.- as a decorator of glass, briefly during the 1880's.    So - was she a real person, or just a figment of our imagination Sue?  ;)

flying free:
I thought these pieces were Czech in origin Paul  ???
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