About the Artist:
The New Martinsville Glass Company was an American manufacturer of decorative glass products. It opened in 1901 in an old glass factory in New Martinsville, West Virginia. The company was renowned for the use of color in its glassware. The firm initially made tableware but quickly expanded into vanities, bare ware, lamps, and more. At first, it relied upon pressed glass patterns for the majority of its income. By 1905, the company began embellishing its work by adding gold paint and ruby stain. The glass company promoted liquor sets even through Prohibition. The company was renamed Viking Glass in 1944.
This dual set of New Martinsville Depression-era glass candle holders is designed in the shape of swans. The heart-shaped body of each swan is emerald green in color, whereas their crooked necks and heads are crystal clear glass.
The candle holders are in great vintage condition, free of chips, nicks, and cracks. There is a minute amount of age usage apparent from tiny scratches that can be seen when the candle holders are held up to a window or to bright lights. No maker's mark appears on the candle holders.
The colorful and dainty glass swan candle holders would make for an ideal gift for a special occasion. For those who collect Depression-era art glass, or that made specifically by the New Martinsville Glass Company, these candle holders are a wonderful find.