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LOT of 2 - matched set ANTIQUE black AMETHYST glass CANDLE HOLDERS Fancy Ornate

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Seller: clancy_kid (13,313) 99.8%, Location: Clancy, Montana, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 392004174520 A matched set of (2) two 6" tall original beautiful SUN COLORED AMETHYST color antique CANDLE HOLDERS. These candle holders are made in a very attractive SIX (6) SIDED Hexagonal shape, ORIGINAL ANTIQUE mold blown candle holders, dating well over ONE CENTURY OLD, that is, over 100 YEARS OLD ... more then a century old! Condition: Candle holders are in PRISTINE SPARKLING CLEAN condition. They show just a hint of wear, what you would expect to find in the way of functional glass items that are more than a century old, but you can tell these have been tucked away in some safe place for the duration of their lives. There are NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. Age: True antique Blown In Mold candle holders, ca. late - 1800's. Shipping: All DOMESTIC shipping charges INCLUDE insurance. We have enjoyed shipping our items all over the world and are happy to offer most of our items to international buyers. Yet insuring International parcels is very expensive so PLEASE NOTE; we do NOT insure International orders unless winning buyer specifically requests this and we are able to provide an insurance quote. We do not falsify information on the Customs Form, such as a price other than what the actual purchase price is, so please do not request us to do so. We ship several times a week and send payment acknowledgments and shipping confirmations. Your prompt payment will assure a very quick turn-around time. IMPORTANT NOTE: If our shipping charge is much more than the actual shipping cost, we will refund the excess so what YOU pay for shipping/insurance is very close to, if not exactly, the ACTUAL shipping costs! This is especially important for foreign buyers to know as most of our foreign shipping charges are rough estimates. This is one of two sets of candle holder's that were found as part of an estate in the old mansion district of Victorian-era homes in Helena Montana. It wasn't until we cleaned the century old dust laden finish off that we saw the beautiful purple amethyst tone and knew they were extraordinarily good early glass pieces. We've all heard about old glass turning purple in the sunlight ... this beautiful purple color is the result of having manganese in the glass. Manganese is a mineral, a rock, that was mined, crushed, and pulverized into a powder, then added to vats of molten liquid glass, and acted as a decolorizing agent to turn the natural aqua-tinted glass into a pure crystal clear colorless glass. Then it was blown into a mold to create a glass vessel or utensil. But when exposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or other sources of UV rays, it triggers a chemical reaction and the manganese starts to oxidize and slowly turns a lavender or amethyst color. The end result is what collectors refer to as SCA (Sun Colored Amethyst) glass. The longer it is in the sun the purpler it becomes. These candle sticks were exposed to some concentrated UV rays which had the same affect as the sun, but a lot faster. It has not been colored, stained, or altered. No matter how an antique vessel or item has turned purple (direct sunlight or UV rays in controlled environment) they all turn the same purple color as it is the same chemical reaction taking place. The only difference is the time it took to turn purple. What is important is that an item is old enough to turn purple as with few exceptions, only clear glass from before 1915 have manganese in them and will turn SCA. After this, with the start of WWI, manganese was no longer available as foreign imports decreased and domestic resources turned towards the war effort. Selenium sulphate then replaced manganese as a glass de-colorizer and when exposed to UV rays, it turns a yellow / straw color, and a dark burnt amber color. Generally speaking NO MORE purple glass after 1915! Not only does this deep purple/amethyst color make these a great looking pair of BLACK AMETHYST antique CANDLE STICKS, but it also authenticates them as being truly antique. And look at the beautiful design ... they are relatively thick glass, heavy, and beautiful glass objects, wonderful to look at and enjoy in the deep BLACK BOYSENBERRY color, and sparkling clean examples, check it out! Terms of Sale: Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We put our 30+ years of experience in antiques to use in describing every item we list. Items are sold in a store front format and your purchase is a binding contract, so please don't be hasty when looking over the listing. We find that communication is the key to successful transactions so PLEASE completely read the item description AND ask questions before purchasing, thank you! Condition: Please DO NOT copy, paste, borrow, or use ANY part of this LISTING INFORMATION; my title, description, item specifics, PICTURES, or format, as I spend a lot of time researching and listing my items and do not appreciate finding my work stolen by another eBay user and now competing with mine, but with a slightly lower price~, Type: Candle Holders, Maker: American made, Primary Material: Glass, Age: 1850-1899, Original/Reproduction: Original, Color: Black PURPLE amethyst MAGENTA lavender AMETHYSTINE, Style: Victorian, Country/Region of Origin: U.S.A., MORE color:: Black GRAPE Violet LILAC wine JAM orchid BOYSENBERRY

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