Westmoreland Dog House now Produced in Milk GlassBy Mark Chervenka
Westmoreland Dog House now Reproduced in Milk Glass
This dog house match holder was originally made by Westmoreland Specialty Co. in the early 1900s. It was in production off and on until Westmoreland closed in 1984. In the late 1980s, the mold was acquired by Summit Art Glass Company which reproduced the piece in a variety of colors. Until 1997, the dog house had not been reproduced in milk glass. Now the piece is available in opaque white. Price was $5 each.
For all practical purposes, new and old milk glass pieces are identical. The new shows slightly less detail but this is difficult to detect unless placed side by side with an original. The new milk glass has a greater shine than the old but this can be altered by artificial wear.