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Author Topic: can anyone identify these candle sticks old or new mercury glass ?  (Read 611 times)

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Offline Frank

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Re: can anyone identify these candle sticks old or new mercury glass ?
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2011, 10:08:18 AM »
And if you go into one of the many wedding shops in India you will find shelves heavily laden with this popular glass. Or you would 25 years ago at least.

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Re: can anyone identify these candle sticks old or new mercury glass ?
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2011, 12:52:05 PM »
ok thanks everyone for the info so do they have any value ?

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Re: can anyone identify these candle sticks old or new mercury glass ?
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2011, 01:32:51 PM »
Don't normally discuss values generally on the board, if you like them I suppose the value is irrelevant.

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Re: can anyone identify these candle sticks old or new mercury glass ?
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2011, 01:54:00 PM »
There are some 'newer' than yours on eBay, with a tatty silvering to look like tatty real mercury ones  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-set-3-MERCURY-GLASS-SILVER-CANDLE-HOLDER-/150555151598?pt=Candle_Holders_Accessories&hash=item230dc94cee with metal tops and bases.

and http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Silver-Mercury-Glass-Pillar-CANDLEHOLDER-13-Candle-/130503617700?pt=Candle_Holders_Accessories&hash=item1e629f2ca4

While yours are much better than those I doubt they would fetch as much. There is a US book which probably covers some of the modern makers by Diane Lytwyn - Pictorial Guide to Silvered Mercury Glass: Identification & Values.

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