No. 11270 Olivia Medium Pressed Glass Taper Holder

Oct 30, 2023 | Museum Monday Treasures

This week’s Museum Monday Treasure from the collection of the Museum of American Glass in WV technically should not be in our collection at all, since it is foreign made. We don’t know exactly where it was made but it is the No. 11270 Olivia medium pressed glass taper holder. It is clear with five plastic prisms. There are multiple labels on the bottom, one with the pattern number and another with a barcode: “OLIVIA PG TAPER / $25.50 / SPECIAL / $20.39.”

So why is this in the collection? It is a reproduction of the Cambridge Glass Company’s No. 648/19 Keyhole candelabra. Unlike the Cambridge original, the bobeche on this copy is molded as a single piece with the candlestick. It was purchased at Crate and Barrel in 2012, but was originally offered by Pottery Barn. It is 6” high, with a 4 ¾” diameter base.


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