Everyone has seen Candlewick! This is the beautiful crystal with large round balls around the outside.
Imperial Glass made Candlewick for a long, long time and released umpteen zillion variations. In fact, if you like this pattern and intend to collect it (or have a large set to sell) I recommend you invest in one of the specialty books on the pattern. I use Candlewick: The Crystal Line (Schiffer Book for Collectors
I bought Candlewick plates and footed tumblers at the very first estate auction I went to in 1999, mostly because I recognized the glass from frantic night-before perusal of some library books on glass. (I knew literally nothing, zip, zilch back then. Just vaguely was aware there was something called “depression glass” and knew where the Fostoria company was based because I went there for my day job a few times.)
Candlewick is fine quality crystal. Plates and bowls have ground base rims and the glass feels substantial with excellent clarity and pieces are finished. You won’t find the big bubbles or raised seams in Candlewick pieces that we see in the depression/mass produced patterns.
Imperial made a little bit of colored Candlewick. Colors like dusty bicentennial blue, smoky brown and verde green (light avocado-ish) date to the late 1970s. You may be lucky enough to find some gorgeous red and crystal pieces, mostly stemware and accessories, or light Viennese blue which date to the late depression era, around 1937. Also Imperial made some gold-encrusted pieces and some crystal with gold or red balls.
If you like classic, beautifully plain crystal then consider Candlewick. You can find basic pieces easily yet there are some elusive treasures that make the hunting fun and challenging. Most Candlewick ranges from ridiculously inexpensive to moderate/affordable with a few pieces that bring high prices.
I am absolutely not an expert so will simply share the pieces we have had in stock (all but one sold already) and tell you a little about the line numbers and approximate values. Look for more Candlewick posts coming up!