Fostoria Glass Candleholders at Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass Fostoria Glass made candleholders for one candle or two or three, in colors, crystal, etched, cut, trimmed and plain. Candlelight is made for glass and these are beautiful, fanciful pieces.
News-Antique.com - Jun 21,2009 - Fostoria Glass had a field day with candleholders. You will find ones to hold one candle or two or three, in colors, in crystal, etched, cut, with gold or silver, and yes, even plain. Combining candlelight with glass is irresistible and even without the candles these are beautiful, fanciful pieces. Fostoria made many, many candleholder shapes and we'll show only a few, just enough to give you an idea of the incredible versatility and beauty.
The yellow candleholder in the top left is the June etching on topaz elegant glass. June is one of the best known and loved patterns - can you tell? The flower spray, bouquet tied with a ribbon bow and accented with second ribbon arc is simply beautiful. The scroll shape is pure art deco with its oval base, curved stem and scrolled top. Fostoria made June in blue, pink, crystal and topaz and the topaz seems a little more available and it is a wonderful sunshine color that makes you smile. These are stunning when paired with a large bowl for a console set. This is my favorite shape and I just love the deco shape with the gorgeous color and the etched base.
Another set candlesticks in our store, www.CatadykatesGlass.com, look like mushrooms to me but when you see them in person you realize they are actually more square, and maybe a little larger than you expect with the Versailles etch on the rolled over top. They are heavy, too, about a pound each. You can find this shape with other Fostoria Glass elegant depression era etches.
A candleholder that we’re not able to show in the composite photo is a traditional shape with a round base and a cylindrical stem that has the candle cup at the top. We have it in green glass with Vesper etching. You'll see very similar styles from other glass makers, and also you’ll see metal ones in similar designs such as brass or pewter. The round base looks super with etches like Vesper that are bands. I believe you can find this in amber, crystal, medium blue and pink besides the green and etched with Vesper, Royal, Seville and likely more. If you find this candleholder unetched it can be more difficult to distinguish Fostoria from other makers.
Fostoria made an interesting shape, a rolled over hemisphere that is etched on the top. These look like miniature rolled rim console bowls and Fostoria used them for their brocade etches. We have it in the lavender pinky orchid glass with the Grape brocade etch.
Moving along in time we come to candleholders from the 1950s-60s and the Baroque blank. Baroque is the design with fleur de lis pressed on the outside of many pieces, but the candleholders don't have this. Instead most have a grooved wave or scroll shape that's pretty distinctive.
There is single light candleholder that looks like a cornucopia in Baroque that you’ll find mainly in crystal but possibly some light blue as well. Fostoria