The Granny Vase got its name from one of our good customers who happened to be in the shop the day my father made the first one many years ago. When my father asked for a potential name, she thought a moment, and then said, “call it the Granny Vase. It will be great for those occasions when the grandchildren run up with a hand full of flowers and say, ‘I picked them all for you granny’.” The...
The Centerpiece Vase is one of our oldest and most popular designs. Fresh flowers and dried flower arrangements both look great in this wide mouth vessel.
Our new Fluted Bud Vase stands 7″ tall and has a beaded edge on the foot. It’s a simple, yet elegant design and a wonderful gift item.
The Gleason Bullseye Whale Oil Lamp is a great lighting device. The original was patented in the 1830s by Roswell Gleason, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, as a work light. These lamps are also referred to as lacemakers’ lamps.
The glass lenses magnify the light of the flame and the shade above the lens which is slightly canted, focuses the light for in close hand work, or reading. Gleason...
The Tavern Lamp is a reproduction of a piece made in New York City in the 1840′s by the pewter lamp making firm of Capen & Molineux. They made many different styles of oil and camphene lamps. Some surviving examples are even equipped with lard oil burners.
Our lamp has the single, taller, camphene burner and a wonderful scroll handle. This was a portable lamp that would have been...
The 3 inch Candleholder is a modern form that I designed a few years ago. A number of my customers asked for a dish to go under their pillar candles and this design was the end result. It has sturdy, wide base and a nicely flared lip to catch any stray wax.
The Short Candlesticks are 3.75” tall and are quite sturdy. The base is cast (the first in our candlestick line) as is the top socket. The overall look and balance is wonderful and the heavy weight will surprise you. Get a pair for yourself, or bookmark them as a future gift item.
Sold in pairs.
The Gibson Candlesticks are an original design. I borrowed the shaft of the Gleason 3″ Chamberstick and created a base to match the curves of the shaft. These sturdy candlesticks are very popular.
The Tall Candlesticks stand 8.75” tall (the tallest in our candlestick line) and are real beauties! If you have a large dinning room table or a large fireplace mantle, these are the candlesticks for you. You’ll be impressed with the overall weight of these candlesticks as well as the height.
Sold in pairs.
The R. Dunham Candlesticks are our best sellers. They are reproductions of those made in the 19th century by Westbrook, Maine pewterer, Rufus Dunham. The urn shaped shafts are among the most beautiful ever produced and their popularity in our shop today supports that claim. The shafts are hollow (“slush”) cast just like the originals, but are quite sturdy. The tall base has two decorative...
Tall and beautiful, the Push-Up Candlesticks are an original design. There is a brass rod which is attached to a platform within the socket. The rod extends down through the shaft and through the underside of the base. There a small brass knob is threaded to the rod. Atop the platform is a nickel which has been soldered in place.
I sometimes refer to these “sticks” as my Jefferson...
The Gleason Chamberstick is one of my father’s earliest reproduction pieces. Somewhere in my files I actually have the original drawings he used to copy the original which was in our shop for repairs.
Customers have loved this piece from the very beginning. This original would have been made by Gleason in the 1820s before his whale oil lamp production commenced in the 1830s.