Auntique & Uncle Tony

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Imperial Glass Co.

Circa 1949

Dragon Candleholder

Price: $255 

Dragon Candleholder #5009 - Imperial Glass – Circa 1949.  Crystal.  Measures 6-3/4” high x 6-3/4” long x 4” wide.  Although not signed, the design is by Virginia B. Evans, from the “Cathay” line she produced for Imperial Glass.  The Imperial Glass dragon is featured on the front cover of  Spencers Glass Animals reference guide,  and the only one I have ever come across in the past 10 years.  It displays beautifully, even with a few condition issues:  faint purple hue, a small chip on one side that is hardly noticeable, and a rough spot from the “bustoff” (area of detachment from mold) on the otherwise ground and polished underside of the base.                                                              

# 4401

Photo Imperial Glass Dragon CandleholderPhoto Imperial Glass Dragon Candleholder

1901-1984, Bellaire, Ohio

Using their own molds, and those later acquired from Cambridge and Heisey , Imperial Glass became the largest producer of glass animals. Featured here is an extremely hard-to-find Dragon Candle Holder, designed by Virginia B. Evans around 1949, which graces the cover of Dick Spencer’s reference book, “Glass Animals”.

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