Thursday, October 21, 2010

Object of the Day: A Pressed Glass “Westie Dog” Candy Dish

This early Twentieth Century covered candy dish features a delicate design along the top surface of the lid and the sides of the container.  The real treat, however, is the pyramid of three West Highland White Terriers which graces the center of the lid.  Serving as a handle for the dish, the westies are elegantly stacked.  The central figure gazes out at us with typical terrier defiance.  His two companions seem focused on holding him up.  In a household that is ruled by a firm, yet furry, dictator, this candy dish is the perfect accessory.  Of course, I’d never fill it with chocolate—the inclusion of “dog poison” in such a container would be an outrage. 

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