FENTON – SPIRAL OPTIC CANDLESTICK
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I purchased this lovely item several items ago for other reason than it caught my eye – one of those “immediately drawn to it” items! I just knew it had to be Fenton and actually thought it was a combination bud vase / candlestick. I finally dug out my Fenton reference book (“The Big Book of Fenton Glass 1940-1970” by John Walk) and was pleased to find my instinct was correct – it is Fenton and is shown on page 140. It is listed as mold number 1523 and indeed, when I tilted the candlestick just so, I could see 1523 on the bottom. Per this reference book (which is an excellent book!), the “Spiral Optic line was one of three patterns introduced by Fenton during the reissue of Opalescent glass in 1934” and “was only in the Fenton line for a little over a year”. The book value of this item (at time of printing in 2003) was $65-$75 per candlestick. This is a most collectible item and a treasure for any collection!