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Photos and article by Martha McGill

The theme of the 2020 Heisey convention would have been “Fly Me to the Moon.” Reflecting this “out of this world” theme, HCC presents the “World” candlestick. The 1493 World two-light candlestick is an Art Deco design, apparently inspired by the solar system. The two candleholders are set at different levels on a single, curved arm. The lower candleholder is a sphere, depicting a planet, with three rings, and the upper candleholder is in the shape of a four-pointed star. The candlestick stands 6" tall and is about 10" long. It was offered as part of a console set with a 1489 Puritan floral bowl. It was made in Crystal only and generally is not marked with the Diamond H. It is sometimes found with Heisey’s 893 Carlton cutting as shown in the photo on the left. The World candlestick was introduced in 1937 and was offered until 1941, but its actual production period probably was quite short. It is difficult to find today.

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