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Author Topic: Meri Lasi candlestick?  (Read 1408 times)

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Meri Lasi candlestick?
« on: February 08, 2008, 11:11:10 PM »
This little five sided piece of glass has a Meri Lasi label, so that's clear,(it says Meri Lasi, Made in Finland, and the number 2) but I'm not sure what it's for.  I'm guessing it's a candlestick.  And could it be meant to represent a volcano?  I saw a thread on this board going back to 2005 about a strange object that might have been by Meri Lasi, which might also have been a volcano shaped candleholder, but it was nothing like mine.  Mine seems to have outines of foliage on the "lower slopes" and another mark that looks like a sun, but can't get them to photograph in any way that helps.  So any thoughts welcome.
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Re: Meri Lasi candlestick?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 11:11:21 PM »
As the owner of the other Meri Lasi candle holder, Iain I think yours probably is intended to be a candle holder too. Sadly Meri Lasi are no more, but some of their designs seem to be still made by Muurla Lasi, who were a neighbouring firm apparently. The Finns seem to like producing volcano-shaped candle holders too.  Muurla Lasi have a volcano-shaped candle holder in their list still, but it's not quite the same as yours Iain: http://www.muurladesign.com/index.php?PAGE=5&PG_ID=3&P_ID=102

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Re: Meri Lasi candlestick?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 08:51:28 AM »
Whereas Iain's seem to be solid volcano-shaped candle holders, those Muurla Lasi candle holders look as if they have the tea-lights UNDER them! :huh: Are they just cones with an open base?  Wouldn't they get VERY hot? :o
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Re: Meri Lasi candlestick?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 09:12:54 AM »
Mine, in fact is also a cone with an open base, but I had thought that a candle would just sit on the top of the holder, so I was surprised to see a tealight candle sitting inside the dome.  I've just put a tealight into a little glass Ikea holder and put the dome over it.  The light looks good, now I'll see just how hot it gets!
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Re: Meri Lasi candlestick?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 12:09:15 PM »
And the answer is.......it does get very hot indeed!  Too hot to touch for sure, but the little tealight burned for 2 hours and the holder seems to have come to no harm :hiclp:
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