I’ve seen quite a few pieces of depression glass from Federal, lovely patterns like Patrician, Parrot, Sharon, Madrid, Diana, Raindrops, Columbia. And the ONLY one I could recall a candle holder in was Madrid. So, back to my trusty Gene Florence depression glass book. I paged through every pattern, stopped to verify it was (or wasn’t) Federal and checked the listings.
Sure enough, the only Federal Glass candle holder is this one in Madrid.
Federal must not have liked making candle holders much. Even though they made Madrid in blue and green plus amber and pink, the candle holder only came in pink and amber, no blue, no green. I can’t think of any later Federal patterns with candle holders either.
Indiana Glass remade Madrid in the 1970s and called their pattern Recollection. They made some odd colors that Federal did not make, such as an aqua blue and red. They also remade pink, clear and amber. It’s hard to be sure on some of the amber pieces whether you have a reproduction or an original, but luckily for us, the candle holder is super easy to spot.
See in this photo the inside of the candle cup is smooth. That’s an original. Reproduction Madrid candle holders have ridges inside to hold the candle steady. It’s nice to have a foolproof method for a piece!
I don’t have any of the reproduction ones but found several on eBay including this one that has a good picture of the interior.