Crystal candleholders (2)

Apr 20, 2018. 02:41 UTC
Crystal candleholders (2)
United States of America

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7 3/4 inches high, pedestal with flaring base & flaring top. The top has a hole where a candle can fit and wax can collect. The flare on the top has a diameter of 5 inches with 12 crystal drops, each droplet has 2 round crystals followed by a 3 sided droplet that is 4 inches long.


From my grandparents that lived in Chicago

Answered within about 12 hours
Apr 20, 14:14 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$400 - $1,000 USD

Insurance Value

$1,400 USD
What does this mean?

This is a set of antique, late 19th century, about 1885 - 1890's, Victorian era, ABP, or American Brilliant Period cut crystal candleholders with hanging prisms. These are also referred to as mantel prism lusters. They were usually placed on a mantel to catch the flicker of firelight and candles before use of electricity in homes. There were a myriad of makers producing fine cut glass in that era; these were possibly made by Dorflinger Glass. The estimate is for the pair together and is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.

Nora curl Apr 20, 14:14 UTC

Please add more images from different angles and views, such as close-ups of the surface, of this candle holder, as well as a photo showing the pair together.

Ellen reed May 27, 02:52 UTC

4 of the hanging prisms are missing. They are 3 sided prisms and I would like to replace them. I there any place I can buy them?

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