Two lovely crystal candle holders by J. G. Durand. The tallest one is 6 1/4″ tall and the other one is 4 1/8″ tall. The diameter is 1 3/4″. They are finely ribbed horizontally and are made of solid glass therefore quite heavy. The smaller one has a very minor nick on the top edge which is barely visible.
J.G. Durand falls under the Arc International Group from Northern France.
The following information was on Wikipedia:
Brands under the Arc group include its own Luminarc (launched in 1948), Arcoroc (launched in 1963 for use in restaurant industry), Cristal d’Arques (launched in Europe in 1968), Longchamps (launched in the US in 1968), Salviati (acquired in Italy in 1999), Pyrex (under license in Europe from World Kitchen since 2005) and the fine crystal brand J. G. Durand.
Mikasa Inc.(originally purchased by Arc from founder George Aratani in 2000) was sold by the firm to Lifetime Brands in 2008 for an undisclosed amount.
These candle holders can be found at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mills Street, Almonte, ON just 30 minutes west of Ottawa.
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These are priced at $25 for the pair.
Please note these candle holders are now SOLD!!
This is not a large piece, (approx. 6.5″ across). It is in good condition with the original sticker still on it which says ” Lavorazione Murano, Made in Italy”. This type of glass with contrasting coloured layers is called Sommerso.
I think this piece is from a company that used the Murano name but is not actually Murano Glass. Lavorazione means ‘production’ . From the research I have done so far, this glass could be from a trading company that made glass in the style of Murano and would have been made in Italy, but not on the Island of Murano. Apparently there was an awful lot of glass coming out of Italy with stickers like these.
Still a pretty piece but not the real deal.
Found the following information on Wikipedia:
Sommerso (lit. “submerged” in Italian), or “sunken glasses“, is a form of artistic Murano glass that has layers of contrasting colours (typically two), which are formed by dipping a gather of colored glass into another molten glass and then blowing the gather into the desired shape; the outermost layer, or casing, is often clear. Sommerso was developed in Murano during the late thirties and was made popular by Seguso d’Arte in the fifties. This process is a popular technique for vases, and is sometimes used for sculptures.
This item will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON
Priced at $10
Please note this item is no longer for sale!!!
Designer Christer Holgren in the 1960’s. Both with original labels although one is slightly rubbed out and hard to read. Made in Denmark for Kastrup Holmegaard. One is slightly taller than the other one and a bit darker red in colour. The vases are for sale at my booth in Almonte ON, at the Almonte Antique Market, at $75.00 each.
Please note these vases are now SOLD!!