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 bought this piece along with a few others at the Twindmill Markets in Colborne. The vendor had set up a nice table with quite a few pieces of amber, with a 30% off price and it definitely caught my eye. The different shades of amber were also interesting to see.
I have had alot of help identifying the pieces. I found this candlestick in The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Glass Candlesticks (p. 139) by Margaret and Doug Archer. The only problem was that there were two that looked very much alike – one by Paden City (No. 117) and this one by Tiffin Glass (No. 76).
I turned to the experts at the Elegant and Everyday Glass Forum for some advice. The opinion of two folks that responded was that the Paden City pieces are smaller than the Tiffin piece and that this was likely Tiffin. This candlestick stands 9- 9 1/8 inches tall. .
This is a great site from which to seek advice. Lots of well-informed folks monitor and administer this website.
Subsequently I have seen online that these candlesticks were part of a set with a console bowl.
Paden City also made this piece in amber, but with gold trim