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NORTHWOOD # 651 CANDLEHOLDERS – Greg Warhol

  These impressive Northwood candleholders are quite scarce, and very seldom seen. Compared to most candleholders these are massive, standing 11” tall, and having a large 4 1/2” square base, making them rather hard to miss should you pass near a pair.
  These big boys check in at over 2 1/4 pounds apiece, making them among the heaviest iridized glass candleholders known. They were produced during 1920’s as part of Northwood’s extensive Rainbow line.
  Iridized examples are known in blue iris (sapphire/celeste], topaz iris (vaseline), jade blue, and russet. They were also produced in jade green and Chinese coral, and to the best of my knowledge were never iridized in those two colors. However…
  If you come across a pair, buy them, but rest assured they likely would not come cheap. If you own a pair, consider yourself very fortunate. 651’s are so well admired, that even single examples are known to occupy a prominent spot in a few lucky collector’s displays.
    Northwood #651’s in blue iris, jade blue, and topaz iris