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.
used this shape for Meadow Rose, Chintz and Navarre etches.
The Baroque shape on the lower left holds two candle tapers. This one is Chintz etched. I wanted to show you several candleholders with the Chintz etching so you can decide which you like the best!
The candleholder on the lower right is the taller single light Baroque style. This has a sunburst design on the stem and the design is etched on the flat base. It is beautiful with any etch or plain because the sunburst rays really catch the light.
With all the Baroque candleholders you will want to check the tips and pointed scroll edges as these can be easily nicked or rubbed. It is easy to miss this sort of damage so if you buy online it’s a good idea to ask the seller to double check the piece for you.
The more modern looking candleholder on the top right is shaped like a U and is called a duo candleholder. Fostoria used this same shape for Romance as well as the Chintz which we photographed. This duo style has the careful understated elegance of the mid-century modern era. Like the others, the design is etched on the underside base.
Most of the candleholders we see are in good condition, probably because people viewed them as "good" and kept them carefully with the fine crystal and china. The round rolled over shape tends to have rough spots on the inside bottom base rim and any of these could get scratched or nicked after 70 years.
The other place candleholders can get damaged is the cup that holds the candle itself. If candles burn down too closely to the socket the glass can crack and you may not notice this at first glance. If you decide that you're like me and want to own some of these, then it's a good idea to inquire about cracks around the candle cup, wear on the base and any pointed areas that would be easily damaged.
The last topic is what to call these - candles, candlesticks, candleholders or candle holders? To me a candle or candlestick could be the taper itself, not the holder so I usually call these candleholders as do many reference books. When you search in Google or on eBay use the search term candle* to get all the possible spellings.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tour of Fostoria Glass' elegant candleholders. There are many more shapes and designs than the few we showed you. Please stop by our stores, Cat Lady Kate's Elegant and Depression Glass www.CatladykatesGlass.com and www.catladykate.com to shop our selection of candleholders and other elegant and depression glass.