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Offline Keesha63

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Unusual figural glass candleholders
« on: January 22, 2008, 03:28:10 PM »
I was pointed in this direction from another forum. For 6 yrs I've been trying to solve the mystery of the “Aunt Jemima” candlestick holders (as they’ve been nicknamed).  6 yrs ago I came across a clear glass pair of these candlestick holders in an antique store. Over my travels the past 6 yrs I’ve obtained an additional 2 of these at different antique stores.  One in a blue glass and the second in an amber glass. They are quite heavy with an open bottom. They are hollow from just under her collar down. They appear to be pressed glass and have three seam lines each. The front section is one piece and the back is in two sections. They stand 8 ¼” high and are 4” at the base. She has a bow on the back of her head that has two tails that trail down her back to the bottom. To me they have always looked Eastern European.  Anyone have ANY idea who might have made these and when??
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Connie



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Re: Unusual figural glass candleholders
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 06:05:06 PM »
Is the train? scarf? on the back solid?

They seem familiar...
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Re: Unusual figural glass candleholders
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 08:00:27 PM »
Here's a close up view. It gives a little better detail. The tails from the bow on the back of her head are solid. 


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Eastern European glass manufacturer?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 01:01:50 AM »
Hi,
I got an interesting response on another forum about the figural candleholders. A member there said he had seen them before. A friends parents brought back a pair of these from Romania in the 1950's and had said they were her mothers who had them since the 1940's. I have been trying to find Eastern European manufacturers from around that time that were perhaps specializing in this type of glassware but nothing yet. Any ideas?
Thanks again
Connie


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Re: Unusual figural glass candleholders
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 02:15:02 AM »
Hi Connie, as you already have an open topic with replies about these here on the board I've merged your latest post into that topic for you to prevent info being spread over the board and lost.

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Re: Unusual figural glass candleholders
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008, 02:59:08 AM »
Great idea! Thanks Anne :)

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Re: Unusual figural glass candleholders
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 07:49:03 AM »
I have nothing that resemble these in any of my Czechoslovakian catalogues.
I have however seen these, or something extremely similar, turning up in Scandinavia, on a fairly regular basis, so a Scandinavian maker may be possible.
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Re: Unusual figural glass candleholders
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2008, 08:11:05 PM »
The costume reminds me of some Russian dancers I saw once, so I'm wondering if they could be a Russian or even Finnish maker?

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Re: Unusual figural glass candleholders
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2008, 11:56:42 PM »
Thought I'd solved this one for a moment!  :ac1:  pkay6 has one in his collection too, but sadly is stated as unknown, fabulous pic of it though here

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Re: Unusual figural glass candleholders
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008, 01:00:17 AM »
I got all excited there for a second!! Hmmm... I have a single blue one as well :) It's too bad that I haven't been able to find out who made these candleholders. They really are quite pretty and detailed. I'm still working on it!!

 

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