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Title: Westward Ho! pattern (AKA Pioneer, Tippecanoe)
Name: Spoon Holder (Spooner)
Date: c. 1876-1886
Medium: Glass, pressed, clear
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 6 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. (16.8 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm)
Classification: Decorative Arts, Glass
Credit Line: Gift of Grand Wood Quester Chapter, Des Moines, Iowa in honor of deceased member Grace Nelson. In the Iowa Quester Glass Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM97.119
More Information
Originally called "Pioneer" pattern, collectors now call it "Westward Ho." Frosted patterns in pressed glass, like this one, were popular from mid-1870s - 1880s. According to Ruth Webb, in the mid to late 1930s it was one the 10 most popular patterns among collectors. Within 10 to 12 years, it was difficult to find examples.