Imperial Glass Company Candlewick Clear Cupped Cordial Glasses
Modified tulip bowl on beaded stem
Three Beaded Stem, top & bottom wafer
Priced per glass
Candlewick stemware features beads in the stems. In the stemware, the beads are graduated with the smallest at the top under the bowl and the largest at the foot. Early stemware had beads which blend or flow into each other.
Candlewick was introduced to the public at Wheeling, West Virginia, Centennial in 1936 as "The New Imperial Candlewick Line". In the first known Candlewick brochure, made for the Centennial, it was said that the pattern was inspired by the candlewick tufting on "Candlewick Quilts" made by early American women. However, an Imperial story tells that the pattern was inspired by a piece of "French Cannonball" glass which Imperial president Earl W. Newton bought in New York in 1933. It has been speculated that the French item may have been from the Lalique pattern, Andleau, which features an edging of glass balls or beads.
The Imperial Glass Company, later Imperial Glass Corporation, was established in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1908. Candlewick, Imperial's No. 400 Line, was introduced in 1936.
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