What: Pair of jade glass candleholders
Where: Chase the Fox (next to All Good Things antiques mall), 318 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth; (561) 420-6120
How much: $75
Why they’re special: These candleholders just exude the exotic, and they are a product of their time.
Most likely made by the Northwood Glass Co. of Wheeling, W.Va., around 1920, the glass is a deeply saturated hue that mimics jade stones.
At the time, Northwood, which closed in 1925, was making a line of opaque glass in various shades — Chinese Coral, Jade Blue, for example. But much of that production was short-lived, leaving collectors just a small selection.
The glass on these candleholders is in great shape, and the silver-plated bands that decorate the base lend a slightly Craftsman feel to the pieces.
Rest assured these were a find that lit up my week.
Write to Scott at Scott@ScottSimmonsAntiques.com.
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