One of the best reference set purchases I’ve made was to buy the three volume set of The Glass Candlestick Book by Tom Felt and Elaine & Rich Stoer. The first thing I do when I acquire a candlestick holder is to look for it in one of these books. Works from the major American glass companies are included.
Volume 3 lists this piece as New Martinsville’s #4554 0- Janice. It was originally made circa 1940-1970 in crystal and reissued later in crystal and pink.
According to the Canadian Identification & Price Guide to W.J. Hughes Corn Flower Glass by Krista A. Taylor, the Hughes’ cutting could have been carried as early as the 1930s.
There is a bit of a discrepancy between the dating of these pieces between the books.
Regardless of its age it is a pretty piece.
I picked this pretty piece up somewhere in Arizona. I have a number of etched relish dishes, which for some reason I never use. I do have a friend however who likes serving ware as a gift. I had her in mind when I bought it.
I learned from the great Elegant and Everyday Glass Forum that the handles are called Georgian. I also learned that an ad for this relish was found in James Measell’s book, New Martinsville Glass, 1900-1944, which identified this relish as line number 37. Other New Martinsville company ads also identified another pattern as 37. The poster in the Forum identifies this particular piece as 37/4.
The large baskets of flowers in the etch are very pretty. I have a bowl, and a creamer/sugar set with this etch, but it looks different on the different shapes. Pretty, regardless of the shape, though.