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Candlesticks - Part 7

Imperial's COLONIAL 9 in. Candlesticks in Smoke.
Imperial's COLONIAL 9 in. Candlesticks in Smoke.
DELTA BASE (COLONIAL) 9 in. in Mgld.-Imperial
DELTA BASE (COLONIAL) 9 in. in Mgld. - Imperial.

COLONIAL:  Imperial produced this style in two sizes: 7” height - #41., and 9” height - #419. Imperial factory catalogs refer to them as COLONIAL. Only four items are called Colonial, designated by Imperial’s #593 design. A lemonade mug, buttermilk goblet, and breakfast set comprised of creamer and open sugar are the other shapes listed under the Colonial name.
The candlesticks are octagonal in shape, somewhat resembling the overall shape of the Imperial Six-Sided Candlesticks. Colonial examples are found in marigold, clambroth, smoke, and rare purple and amber examples also known.
Collectors sometimes refer to this style as Delta-based candlesticks. Perhaps this explanation will help clarify the pattern.

Imp. PREMIUM, 8.5 in. tall x 4 in. base
Imperial PREMIUM, 8.5 in. tall x 4 in. base.
PREMIUM SWIRL RIB Bowl-4.5 in. high x 10 in. diam.---Candlesticks-8.5 in. tall x 4 in. base
PREMIUM SWIRL RIB Bowl - 4.5 in. high x 10 in. diam.
Candlesticks - 8.5 in. tall x 4 in. base.

PREMIUM:  Imperial catalogs list this candlestick pattern as #635. These 8 ½” candlesticks often were accompanied by Imperial’s #656 Wide Panel bowl, creating a console set. A 14” Wide Panel flat plate was sometimes added as a 4th piece. Marigold and clambroth are not too difficult to locate but smoke examples create a challenge, helios even more so. Rare amber and stretch blue. Purple examples in this pattern are quite rare indeed.

PREMIUM SWIRL:  As you have no doubt already noticed, the difference between the two Premium patterns is the Swirl design within the glass. The overall shapes are identical.

DOUBLE SCROLL in Clambroth..
DOUBLE SCROLL in Clambroth.

DOUBLE SCROLL:  was made in a three-piece console set comprised of a pair of 7”-8” candlesticks and the matching console bowl. Marigold is the most available color, followed by clambroth. Smoke is a scarce color. Teal and the true red colors are very rare. There are amberina examples in both the candlesticks and the bowl.

DOUBLE SCROLL SWIRL:  These are basically Double Scroll design with the “swirled rib” effect.

Tiffin Celeste Blue FLORENTINE _310.
Tiffin Celeste Blue FLORENTINE  #310.
FLORENTINE Pattern-Nile  Green in 1922 US Glass Catalog. (Tiffin) _310 Console set.
FLORENTINE Pattern - Nile  Green in 1922 US Glass Catalog. (Tiffin)  #310 Console set.

FLORENTINE:  U.S. Glass factory catalogs (Tiffin - 1922) list the pattern as #310. The Nile green set is Courtesy Jerry and Carol Curtis. Opaque yellow is an additional color found in this pattern.

TWO- HANDLED Candlestick Server in Smoke Stretch. Courtesy Bob Preseau.
TWO- HANDLED Candlestick Server in Smoke Stretch.
Courtesy Bob Preseau.
TWO-HANDLED Candlestick Server. 10.25 in. diam x 8 in. tall in Purple Stretch. Imperial
TWO-HANDLED Candlestick Server. Imperial.
10.25 in. diam x 8 in. tall in Purple Stretch.

TWO-HANDLED:  These two-handled Imperial candlesticks sometimes offer a rich carnival luster and sometimes the effect is more toward stretch glass, offering an onion skin effect. Their purpose is two-fold in that both candlelight and a serving bowl may be utilized. Carl Burns’ 1996 Imperial Glass Book pictures one of two known (at that time) in “marigold”. The one pictured in his book indicates a more-or-less clear glass base and stem, with only the candle cup/handles of marigold. Smoke examples are fairly available, but the purple ones are more difficult, with a selling price well within the $300. range.

7.5 inch Stretch U.S. Glass _151. Other colors reported
7.5 inch Stretch U.S. Glass  #151. Other colors reported.
U.S. Glass _151 in Vaseline. 7.5 in. tall
U.S. Glass  #151 in Vaseline. 7.5 in. tall.

U.S. Glass – (Tiffin) #151:  Blue and pink are additional colors in this line of candleholders. These stretch-type holders were produced from the ‘20s into the 1950s.         

Dean & Diane Fry – 08-10

When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD,
the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites,
The sons of  Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the Lord,
according to the ordinance of David King of Israel.
And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord:
“For He is good, for His mercy endures forever toward Israel.”
Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord,
because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.
But many of the priests and Levites and heads of the fathers’ houses,
old men who had seen the first temple,
wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this temple was laid before their eyes.  
Yet many shouted aloud for joy, so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout
of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people,
For the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard afar off.
(Ezra 3:10-13)

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