vintage candlewick style ashtray.
imperial glass company was founded in 1901 in bellaire, ohio.
in the early 1930s candlewick glassware was designed by imperial's chicago sales representative-- earl newton.
newton used a french cannonball line of glassware as inspiration for what he believed would be a unique and timeless glassware line.
his final design reminded him of candlewicking - a style of needlework popular in colonial times and thus the name was born! imperial’s candlewick style was formally introduced at the wheeling centennial celebration in 1936.
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