I have learned alot about its possible provenance although I do not definitively know its origin.
I posted the piece on the great Facebook site – Vintage Glass Identification – as I couldn’t find anything in my own resources to give me a hint as to the pattern name and history. This is a great site. Members are very eager to identify pieces and I had a response in no time flat.
I learned that the original EAPG manufacturer of this Wildflower pattern was Adams & Company of Pittsburgh. It was Adams’ pattern no. 140. When Adams merged with U.S. Glass in the late 1890s, this company likely continued to produce this pattern. I was also advised that the piece was reproduced for the L.G. Wright Company of New Martinsville, West Virginia. The Glass Encyclopedia provided some historical information about the company. The company used original molds, or purchased molds and had other companies produced the finished pieces for it. This was one of the patterns that they produced.
The website Sean George Pressed Glass & Goblets provides more history about this pattern and points out that pieces have been produced by L.G. Wright, Crystal Art Glass (Cambridge, Ohio), Summit Art Glass (Akron, Ohio) and by Mosser Glass Co. (Cambridge, Ohio).
Long story short – no idea who made this particular piece and/or when. But it is pretty.
I have been posting the pretty amber pieces I bought recently at Twindmills. This candlestick was included in the purchases. Again I had no idea of its provenance, but I was attracted to its deep, rich dark amber colour.
I posted it on the Vintage Glass Identification Facebook site and it took no time until someone posted an ID. I would never have found it in a million years otherwise.
Turns out that it was made by S. Reich & Co. According to the Cloud Glass Reference Site:
“S Reich & Co was founded in 1813 by Samuel Reich in the town of Krasna, Czechoslova.”
The Glass Message Board has posted a number of the company’s catalogues.
The Facebooker who identified this piece also advised that this candlestick was part of a trinket set and kindly provided this link to the line of Viktoria products. From this site I learned that…”The Viktoria set was introduced between 1925 & 1930 and is shown in the 1930 and 1934 Reich catalogues.”
I know very, very little (really nothing!) about European glass and am lucky that others share their knowledge.