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Candlesticks - Part 3
CANDLESTICKS - Part 3
(Diamond Glass Co.)
CANDLEBOWL: c.1924-25. If this piece was produced in ruby iridescent or (red, as we call it in terms of carnival glass, we have not seen it---yet!
The Fry's would certainly enjoy owning one in that color! (smile) We have not seen other than the three colors displayed here. The bowl has 揚at. Applied For?/FONT> on the bottom.
ROYAL LUSTRE: Featured in a Diamond Glass Co. ad placed in the Dec. 18, 1924 issue of Crockery and Glass Journal, these trumpet-shaped candlesticks stand 7 ¼?tall. The console bowl may have a cupped edge, or be flared outward. Others are lower and flattened with the edge turned inward. As seen in the ad, some of the bowls were quite deep and bell-shaped.
You will notice the mirror-like finish on some of the candlesticks, while others offer a satin-like iridescence, such as that found on stretch glass, including the typical onion-skin effect. Marigold and ice green are additional colors found in Royal Lustre.
Dean & Diane Fry - 2-08
The Two Cities
LIFE TOOK ME UP ON HER WINGS and bore me to the top of Mount Youth. Then she beckoned and pointed behind her. I looked back and Saw a strange city, from which rose dark smoke of many hues moving slowly like phantoms. A thin cloud almost hid the city from my gaze.
After a moment of silence, I exclaimed: 揥hat is this I see, Life??/FONT>
And Life answered: 揟his is the City of the Past. Look upon it and ponder.?/FONT>
And I gazed upon this wonderful scene and I saw many objects and sights: halls built for action, standing giant-like beneath the wings of Slumber, temples of talk around which hovered spirits at once crying in despair, and singing songs of hope. I saw churches built by Faith and destroyed by Doubt. I spied minarets of Thought, lifting their spires like the upraised arms of beggars; I saw avenues of Desire stretching like rivers through valleys; storehouses of secrets guarded by sentinels of Concealment and pillaged by thieves of Disclosure; towers of strength raised by Valor and demolished by Fear; shrines of Dreams, embellished by Slumber and destroyed by Wakefulness; slight huts inhabited by Weakness; mosques of Solitude and Self-Denial; institutions of learning lighted by Intelligence and darkened by Ignorance; Emptiness mocked at them; theatres upon whose boards Life acted out its play, and Death rounded out Life's tragedies.
Such is the City of the Past---in appearance far away, though in reality nearby----Visible, though barely, through the dark clouds.
Then Life beckoned to me and said, 揊ollow me. We have tarried here too long.?/FONT>
And I replied, 揥hither are we going, Life?
And Life said, 揥e are going to the City of the Future.?/FONT>
And I said, 揌ave pity on me Life. I am weary, and my feet are bruised and the strength is gone out of me.?/FONT>
But Life replied, 揗arch on, my friend. Tarrying is cowardice. To remain forever gazing upon the City of the Past is Folly. Behold, the City of the Futurre beckons??/FONT>
From: The TREASURED WRITINGS of KAHLIL GIBRAN-author of THE PROPHET
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