This week I am in the mood for something special, something elegant.
Cambridge Glass must have had fun with their candle stick designs because they are all different, intricate, lovely things that are perfect palettes for the beautiful etches. This one is the Corinth shape with the Diane etch.
When I bought this I knew it was Cambridge because the etch is Diane, an easy pattern to recognize. But I didn’t recognize the candle holder; it was a new shape to me. I did some research to discover that it is in fact one of the less common shapes for Diane although Cambridge did make a full line of stemware and dinnerware in the plain Corinth shape without decoration and used it for some of their etched lines too.
Cambridge made Diane in the 1930s through the mid-1950s and they sold the Corinth line from 1949 to 1958. That suggests that my candle holder dates to the late 1940s or early 1950s. It’s in fantastic shape with no wear, which is fairly normal for candle holders and other pieces that would have been used for special occasions.
The candle holder sure fits my “elegant and classy” criteria today. Take a good look at the central stem and see how it is pierced, giving more crystal surface area to sparkle in the candle glow.