Called “candle glasses” in the 18th century, these glass shades are hand blown just as the antique pieces on which they are based were. Slight variations are desirable characteristics of these hand-made icons of style. The smooth folded feet, testimony to the glassblower’s skill, protect fine wood furniture from scratches while the glass candle shades themselves protect candlelight from drafts and tabletops from dripping wax. Candle glasses were popular in colonial American homes, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Created for the Colonial Williamsburg Gift Collection by Reed & Barton, one of America’s foremost marketers of fine tableware and giftware since 1824.
Hurricanes are available in heights of 14” and 17”.