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Sandwich Glass Hand Candlestick
This circa 1850-1880 extremely rare clambroth (alabaster) candlestick is absolutely mint!  Every element is original and perfect.  According to Joan Kaiser and Ray Barlow, authors of The Glass Industry in Sandwich, "Large quantities of fragments exist from the diggings, although a complete candlestick is hard to find."  Pictured on p.60, Volume 4 of The Glass Industry in Sandwich, it is 7-13/4" tall with a 4-1/2" diameter base, not including the handle.
 
The lobed socket above the circular dish with everted lobed rim and applied handle is fitted with a metal chimney holder.  The frosted and clear glass chimney is engraved with two rows of interlocking circles.
 
Pictures taken at the Boston and Sandwich Company's 1878 exhibit at Mechanics Hall in Boston include this candlestick.  This is an extremely rare example of the output from the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company and very few are known to exist . . . especially in this condition. 
$2400.00
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