Pair of Vintage American Art Deco Glass Candlesticks Pair of Vintage American Art Deco Glass Candlesticks

American Art Glass

Pair of Vintage American Art Deco Glass Candlesticks



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Dimensions: 6-1/2”h x 4-0”w

The Art Deco style candlesticks, like many earlier pieces by Westmorland first began with the emphasis on “art” represented by versatile clean styling. This pair of candlesticks have two columns on each side of the piece with clear glass stems which emphasize visually bold, minimalist forms and straight vertical lines. Each vertical element is hexagonal in shape including the raised pedestal base. Both candlesticks are made by blowing glass into a mold, thereby causing the glass, when cooled, to assume the shape and pattern design of the mold. This pair of candlesticks have soft, more rounded surfaces which transmit a silvery, luminous gleam.

Condition: Very good original condition, unaltered, no chips or cracks, with a few imperfections from the pressed glass mold, (bubbles and seam lines in the base). 

NOTE: This pair of candlesticks came from American Japanese children who sold off household items from their parents who were in internment in California (1942-1946).

The Westmoreland Glass Company was founded in 1889 when a group of manufacturers purchased the Specialty Glass Company located in East Liverpool and moved it to Grapeville, Pennsylvania. In the 1920s, Charles West, one of the principals added a large decorating department to energize the factory’s output, which allowed for the distribution of art and decorative glass tableware. Thanks to their high level of craftsmanship, Westmoreland glass was considered some of the finest examples of mold form glass in the country. In 1984, almost 100 years after its founding, the factory closed down production.