Roseville Candlesticks - Decorated and Gold Traced
These beautiful candlesticks were made by the Roseville Pottery Company. Since records were not meticulously taken early on, and most of the early pieces of Roseville were not marked, little seems to be known about these candlesticks. They can be found in most Roseville Pottery books. They are called "Decorated and Gold Traced", and are said to have been produced before 1916. They are considered rare. They are hand decorated with pink/maroon flowers and green vines, which seem to take on a straight, more geometric shape. The top portion of each candlestick is also green. Hand applied gold highlights each candlestick. The vines are traced with gold. There is a gold band at the top and another about 1.75" from the top of each candlestick. There is also a gold step-type design on each side of the triangular base. They stand 8.5" high. These were most likely used by a prior owner, and not just a decorative piece. The inside of one candlestick shows a seam where the pottery has begun to deteriorate - most likely due to the heat from the candles. This is not a crack - it does not go through to the outside. The 2nd candlestick has one corner that has started to flake away (see photo). The inside also has an area where the heat from candles apparently deteriorated the pottery (see photo). Both have overall crazing consistent with their age. These are a very nice example of early Roseville. Neither piece is marked.