Imperial Glass – Double Scroll / Packard Candle Holder


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I was scrolling through the local Facebook Marketplace and came across a few pieces of amber glass for sale.  I didn’t know what this piece was, but it caught my eye.  I am a sucker for amber glass.  This piece has a real rich honey colour.

Turns out that piece was produced by the Imperial Glass Company, of Bellaire, Ohio, circa 1925-1930.

This is Imperial’s line #320/2 and is also listed as #313/2. It is known as both Double Scroll and Packard.

When I see pieces here in Canada, I always wonder how they got here.  Sold here?  Brought here?

Chippendale Kry-stol / Krystol Covered Sugar Bowl


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According to Glen & Stephen Thistlewood, authors of an online article ‘It’s Krys-Tol Clear!’ at, Krys-Tol glass, dates back to 1905.

The Thistlewoods further state that initially Krys-Tol glassware was made at the Ohio Flint Glass Company, and then later at The Jefferson Glass Co. of Follansbee, West Virginia, from around 1908 to 1918. In 1918, the Krys-Tol line was produced by Central Glass.  I have no idea which company made this piece.

They also state that the glass was unusually brilliant (still is) allegedly due to high furnace temperature and a method of finishing and polishing the glass – and the trademark Krys-Tol was given to the range of glass made this way.

This pattern is actually named ‘Chippendale’.

This is a large sugar bowl that stands 4 inches tall without the lid.  It is 7 1/4 inches from one outside edge of the handle to the other. The opening is 3 3/4 inches. With the lid on the piece stands 7 5/8 inches to the top of the finial.  I have seen this piece referred to as a ‘Hotel Sugar Bowl’.  Makes sense I guess.

The Thistlewood article also reports that this line was very popular in the U.K.  I can see why, it IS an impressive looking piece.

Update – Jeannette Grape Candy Dish


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Another in the blue/green flashed on combination.  Very pretty.  I was very careful washing this as the colour is still quite intact, except around the finial.  I learned the hard way, not to scrub away at these pieces – the flashing WILL come off!


October 5, 2014.

This weekend my guy and I took a trip to the Kitchener/Waterloo area.  We made lots of thrift and antique shop stops.  I bought a few things but nothing new.  Just additions to patterns that I already have.

I did acquire a number of new books about glass, including one on Canadian glass.  I’m looking forward to rambling my way through these new tomes.

My guy was taken with the colours of this candy dish.  Originally it had lots more red. The finial was red as well as more of the lid. But it still has a pretty pink wash on it and it glow nicely in the sunshine.


Last post – March 29, 2012

Update – April 10th!!!!!  I was playing around on ebay and saw this item.  The seller identified it, and I verified it at, as Jeannette’s Grape & Vine pattern.  It IS a footed candy dish.  One mystery solved – very pleasing.

Buying this lidded jar/bowl taught me a valuable lesson.  I picked it up at a thrift shop (where else?)  It is a cute little thing and sits on a windowsill with some china ducks that I have.  I don’t know a thing about it.  It is dimpled with leaf and grape decorations.  The finial is a cluster of grapes.

I don’t know how old it is.  When I pulled the price tag off of the bottom, some of the green peeled away with it.  I don’t know if this is foil, paint or what.  I haven’t been able to find any information that would inform me.

What I’ve learned is to soak price tags before peeling them off!  There are other patches where the colour has been worn, or washed away.

I came across a vase in Lindsay that closely resembled this piece.  Dimpled, green with same decorations.  It was marked with the Anchor Hocking mark.  But I can’t find any markings on this item.  If anyone has any information about this little bowl, as usual, I’d be grateful.