Candlewick CopiedBy Mark Chervenka
Dalzell Viking Glass Co. has put certain original molds of Imperial Candlewick back in production. The company has made a five piece table setting which includes a 10 ½″ dinner plate, 8 ½″ salad plate, 6″ bread plate and a butter plate, cup and saucer. The pieces are made in crystal and colors which include forest green, cobalt blue and ruby red. Sets retail for $75-$95. Other sizes of plates were also produced privately for Gumps of San Francisco with frosted finishes on their backs.
The company also made a "look-alike" Candlewick pattern which has raised beads around the edges but is not from original Candlewick molds. The beads are much closer together than true Candlewick and are set higher on the pieces' edges.
Original Candlewick was first introduced by Imperial Glass company in 1936. It was so popular that it remained in production until 1984 when Imperial closed.