Three Mid-Century Murano (?) / Venetian (?) Gold Art Glass – Candleholders

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I really have no idea where these pretty pieces were made or when.  I am taking my best guess from items I have seen online.  I had tall matching goblets to these pieces some time ago.

The glass is light and the pieces are hollow from top to bottom.

I’d love to know more about them.

Fenton – Line 1623 – Dolphin Candleholder

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This has such a pretty rich colour.  Ruby with hints of yellow, particularly in the dolphins.  The floral details on the base make this a very festive holiday piece.  Likely would have more of a Christmas feel with reindeer instead of the dolphins!

Heisey Lariat Bon Bon Dish – Line 1540

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I have this great book called Heisey Glass: 1896-1957 by Neila and Tom Bredehoft.  The Bredehofts have given alot of interesting information about different Heisey lines.  Regarding Lariat, they write:

“Lariat is the original name, although Heisey first referred ti the pattern as Gordian Knot……..The inspiration for this pattern was supposedly from the twisting of a heavy gold watch chain.”  (page 300).

I can honestly say that I would have guessed that a gold chain inspired the ‘loops’.