I likely should have included some other interesting information from the Bredehoft’s text: production date 1942-1957; colour in crystal, rare black plates in black; designer Horace King; introduced at a show in Pittsburgh; and, designed to compete with Imperial’s ‘Candlewick’ line.
The candlesticks came in two and three light designs. This one is obviously the three light. The ‘Gordian knot’ or ‘Lariat’ is is pretty obvious with this piece.
November 4, 2018
I have this great book called Heisey Glass: 1896-1957 by Neila and Tom Bredehoft. The Bredehofts have given alot of interesting information about different Heisey lines. Regarding Lariat, they write:
“Lariat is the original name, although Heisey first referred ti the pattern as Gordian Knot……..The inspiration for this pattern was supposedly from the twisting of a heavy gold watch chain.” (page 300).
I can honestly say that I would have guessed that a gold chain inspired the ‘loops’.