This is our last post on Imperial Candlewick, at least for now! I’ve only a few more pieces to show you.
First up is this small serving spoon, probably meant for jelly. Notice it has a flat edge. This came in a big lot of Candlewick and I don’t recall much about it.
This piece may be a comport, one of several styles that Imperial made, or a jelly. I couldn’t find pictures of this exact piece which was 5 1/4 inches tall and not as flared as most of the Candlewick comports.
Back in the day people smoked and needed ash trays. In fact ash trays were a huge market and you could get zillions of shapes and styles. Most glass companies included ash trays, often several versions, in their better selling patterns.
Last piece is the martini pitcher. This came in the same lot as the spoon and was by far the most valuable piece I ever had. My notes say it sold for $220 and right now Replacements has the same piece, also at $220. It’s line 400/19, and there is a second pitcher, meant for cocktails or juice, that is the same line number but shorter and more bulbous.
Valuable pieces like this pitcher are another reason it’s wise to invest in a good reference book if you decide to collect glass. Some patterns are scarcely mentioned in even the encyclopedia-like books while others, like Candlewick, have books devoted to them. I didn’t have my Candlewick reference book when I had this pitcher and had to be very careful to match photos and measurements in the general elegant glass references.