Monday, February 15, 2010

Enamored with Glass - part #11

Candlewick was made by Imperial Glass from 1936 to 1984.

The Imperial Glass Company was founded in 1901 by Edward Muhleman, with production beginning in 1904. The handmade glasswares were sold world-wide and were usually made of pressed glass patterns. The factory located at 29th Street was labeled as one of the largest glass factories under one roof. The company's most famous product is their "Candlewick" series, which even has a street named for it in Bellaire, Ohio.

Candlewick made wonderful wedding gifts. The relish dish was a wedding gift given to my mother and father on their wedding day. The bowls were gifts my husband and I received on our wedding day. I treasure these beaded glass dishes and have added others to the collection. Now I am beginning to see similar beaded glass dishes for sale at my local market and have been tempted to buy them, but just how many glass dishes does a girl need?


19 comments:

Adrienne said...

What wonderful treasures! I have some candlewick that belonged to my dear aunt. Her children didn't want to keep it - there was so much for them to keep! - and I was blessed to have it. I've added more pieces when I've found good deals but I, too, wonder how many pieces of gorgeous glass a girl can keep adding to her collection! Guess a bigger house is in order one of these days!
~Adrienne~

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Annie said...

Beautiful, Marilyn. I was wondering around and antique mall yesterday and was enjoying a lot of depression/carnival glass. AS I admired it, I thought of you.

Mary Jane said...

Marilyn, I also love the Candlewick glass and have the same relish dish which belonged to my Mother. She grew up in that area so she had quite a nice collection of glass from Imperial and other glass companies in that region of Ohio. That relish dish was always on any buffet table she ever set filled with pickles, olives, carrots, and celery. At Chrismas it alway held ribbon candy, chocolate covered cherries, bridge mix and mints. Thanks for the reminder of a special memory of a time gone by.
I am very much enjoying your series about glass!


Mary Jane

Angela McRae said...

How many glass dishes does a girl need? All of them! (Well, OK, not really. No one has that kind of space, but wouldn't it be nice if you did and could use them all!)

Steph said...

I love that beaded glass! It's so hard to say "no" to beautiful stuff. The DH and I are thinning out stuff...it's hard to part with some things, but I want to lighten up for the move!

parTea lady said...

Thanks for showing us your candlewick glass and telling a little of its history. It is lovely and I'd like to add a piece to my glass collection.

Cozy Little House said...

I love those pieces. They remind me of true elegance.
Brenda

Jeanne said...

Blessings and much love♥

my cup of tea said...

I have a short cake stand from my great grandmother, I did not know what kind of glass it was till now! It is one of my favorites. Thank you for the info!
~Donna~

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I just love that.. I had a cake glass
like that one, but I broke it. I need to look
for one at the antique stores.

Hugs to you

Mary said...

Very pretty - I think they would look perfect with shabby chic type linens.

I've edited that last post - I opened the suitcase after what you said! No silk bag like in your trunk, but go see how pretty the lining is. Think Paris!!!

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

I recently heard about an elderly lady who took all of her glass to the assisted living facility when she moved! There is just always one more piece that delights us.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I've seen this before, but didn't know it is called Candlewick! Very pretty! I have one new piece that is a copy.

Katherine

Tracy said...

Another lovely, glass showcase, Marilyn! I really enjoyed this history behind the Candlewick style glass, which I didn't know about before. I've always liked this type, it is so elegant and pairs nicely with other pieces, colored glass or china. My Mom has very pretty sauce dish in Candlewick, and a relish dish similar to yours too. A cake stand in Candlewick--would love something like that! :o) Happy Week, Marilyn ((HUGS))

Linda J. said...

I have inherited a variety of glassware from my mom and aunts. I appreciate your "glass education" posts.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

I love all the beautiful intricate designs that they used to do on glass, and the colors! Some of my favorites are fancy pressed or etched glass.
Waiting to hear about pink glass. *hint hint*
Val

paris parfait said...

I have one of these pieces. I think they're gorgeous! Good think I don't see them in Europe, or I'd be sorely tempted to collect more. :) xo

Susan said...

I am addicted to old glassware !
It is all so lovely !