Some pieces of Heisey Twist make it look like a simple pattern with a skewed panel optic and flat sides like the candle holder, or this lunch plate. Can you see the Art Deco influence?
Heisey Twist Crystal Plate
Other pieces show strong Art Deco influence, especially pieces with handles that look like curvy lightning bolts. I had a cruet in Moongleam green many years ago and don't have the picture. You can see them on Replacements to show this fun handle shape.
Twist is easy to spot since most piece are marked; even the candle holder has the H in a diamond on the side of the candle cup! Other companies made twisted optic pieces but the overall shapes are different and you won't get mixed up.
Heisey made a full dinner set, stemware and a host of decorative serving and accessory pieces. Their designers must have had fun with those neat zig zag handles but did not use them on all creamers, sugars or pitchers. Handles on bowls look like the little V shape on the nut cup.
Heisey Twist Pink Nut Cup
Twist Colors and Production Years
You can find Twist in pink like my candle holder, which Heisey called Flamingo, green or Moongleam, crystal, Marigold and a few pieces in Alexandrite lavender and softer gold Sahara. I have seen more pink and crystal than any other color and understand that the Alexandrite and Marigold are rare. Right now the only piece we have available for sale is the candle holder which is on eBay here.
Heisey made Twist from the late 1920s into the late 1930s, a tumultuous era for glass companies. Twist must have been profitable as Heisey survived those hard depression years and left us this gem of a pattern.