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Candlesticks - Part 3
CANDLESTICKS - Part 3
(Diamond Glass Co.)
CANDLEBOWL: c.1924-25. If this piece was produced in ruby iridescent or (red, as we call it in terms of carnival glass, we have not seen it---yet!
The Fry's would certainly enjoy owning one in that color! (smile) We have not seen other than the three colors displayed here. The bowl has “Pat. Applied For” on the bottom.
ROYAL LUSTRE: Featured in a Diamond Glass Co. ad placed in the Dec. 18, 1924 issue of Crockery and Glass Journal, these trumpet-shaped candlesticks stand 7 ¼” tall. The console bowl may have a cupped edge, or be flared outward. Others are lower and flattened with the edge turned inward. As seen in the ad, some of the bowls were quite deep and bell-shaped.
You will notice the mirror-like finish on some of the candlesticks, while others offer a satin-like iridescence, such as that found on stretch glass, including the typical onion-skin effect. Marigold and ice green are additional colors found in Royal Lustre.
Dean & Diane Fry - 2-08
The Two Cities
LIFE TOOK ME UP ON HER WINGS and bore me to the top of Mount Youth. Then she beckoned and pointed behind her. I looked back and Saw a strange city, from which rose dark smoke of many hues moving slowly like phantoms. A thin cloud almost hid the city from my gaze.
After a moment of silence, I exclaimed: “What is this I see, Life?”
And Life answered: “This is the City of the Past. Look upon it and ponder.”
And I gazed upon this wonderful scene and I saw many objects and sights: halls built for action, standing giant-like beneath the wings of Slumber, temples of talk around which hovered spirits at once crying in despair, and singing songs of hope. I saw churches built by Faith and destroyed by Doubt. I spied minarets of Thought, lifting their spires like the upraised arms of beggars; I saw avenues of Desire stretching like rivers through valleys; storehouses of secrets guarded by sentinels of Concealment and pillaged by thieves of Disclosure; towers of strength raised by Valor and demolished by Fear; shrines of Dreams, embellished by Slumber and destroyed by Wakefulness; slight huts inhabited by Weakness; mosques of Solitude and Self-Denial; institutions of learning lighted by Intelligence and darkened by Ignorance; Emptiness mocked at them; theatres upon whose boards Life acted out its play, and Death rounded out Life's tragedies.
Such is the City of the Past---in appearance far away, though in reality nearby----Visible, though barely, through the dark clouds.
Then Life beckoned to me and said, “Follow me. We have tarried here too long.”
And I replied, “Whither are we going, Life?
And Life said, “We are going to the City of the Future.”
And I said, “Have pity on me Life. I am weary, and my feet are bruised and the strength is gone out of me.”
But Life replied, “March on, my friend. Tarrying is cowardice. To remain forever gazing upon the City of the Past is Folly. Behold, the City of the Futurre beckons….”
From: The TREASURED WRITINGS of KAHLIL GIBRAN-author of THE PROPHET
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