I love glass for its clarity and purity and the play of light in the glass. Isn’t this a perfect way to show off crystal? This is Heisey Lariat, one of their later patterns, made from 1942 to 1957. This era coincides with Imperial’s Candlewick pattern, and yes, Heisey made Lariat in part to compete with Candlewick.
Beaded edges must have been popular designs in the 1950s as other makers made glassware with beads around the rim. Heisey made Lariat and Waverly; Imperial made Candlewick; Westmoreland made Beaded Edge and Beaded Grape. Beads sparkle and look pretty. Glass companies combined the sparkling rim with molded patterns or exquisite clear crystal. Lovely.
I bought this Lariat covered bowl waaay back when. I was just barely aware that Heisey was good glass and able to recognize the pattern as Lariat. It sat in one of my boxes for years because I wasn’t sure which piece of Lariat it is. Silly, right?
This turns out to be the caramel box. One of the fun things about Heisey Lariat is the tremendous number of pieces that Heisey made. Besides this caramel box they made candy boxes, nougat bowls, marshmallow bowls and a gazillion other pieces. (Did that Marshmallow Bowl strike you as odd? It made me wonder how many marshmallows someone needed to eat to justify a special bowl!)
The caramel bowl looks like the candy except it is shorter. The candy box is nearly round while this caramel is flatter. The lid has a molded flower like a lily or lotus. It’s a pretty design and a neat shape. And the lovely crystal has the pure clear glass we love about Heisey and vintage elegant glass.
We have the Heisey Lariat caramel box in our store. Shopping with us is like antiquing with your best friend.