105 - Sunday Stuff
Eclectic Collectibles: Candlewick Glass
When you collect a particular type of glass ware or other vintage
piece, it's a building process. I find that most of the fun comes
from sunny afternoons spent hunting garage sales and re-sale shops.
Yet it doesn't hurt to have someone else's eyes looking out for
your interests. My friend Joan Sternthal is a collectibles expert
and dealer and she has a pretty good idea of what I like.
Take Candlewick glass as an example. It's a pattern of elegant depression
era glass produced in the 1930's by the Imperial Glass Company in
Bellaire, Ohio. Candlewick is great for entertaining because of
the sheer variety of service pieces available.
Candlewick glassware is recognized by the bead work, usually found
at the edges of a plate or on the stem of a cake plate. What sets
it apart from other, similar glassware of the era is the quality
and clarity of the glass.
Credit: Joan Sternthal Antiques, Toronto, Ontario (416) 410-6501