Vintage Elegant Tiffin Dubonnet aka King's Crown 2-lite Candle Holders - Pair
Offering for your consideration are two Tiffin #4016 2-lite candle holders in the Dubonnet pattern, now popularly known as King's Crown and also known as Thumbprint. The production years were 1943-1945 for this set. This pair has the cranberry stain and as it is rather light it might even be called Maiden's Blush. Modified from the #15365 Cascade two-lite candle holder this pattern was the first candle holder later known as King's Crown and it was replaced in 1952 by a completely different candlestick. This pair is rarely seen. I have only seen one single candlestick in this pattern in the last 20 years.
This elegant pre-owned pair has a little cabinet wear but no chips or stains. There is one issue I am sorry to have to relate. The arms on this set are diamond shaped if you look at them from the end where the candle well sits. You will see this in the profile picture I took from the sides (sixth picture). I am not sure what others might call this but I will call it a bruise. Just on the edge of one of the diamond shaped arms, about an inch from one end, is a bruise on the bottom side of the arm. It was obviously bumped in that area at some point in time. I did not see it when I acquired these. The bump resulted in some tiny fractures along the bottom front or the bottom back edge of the arm depending on which way they are displayed. All of the glass is still in place, none of it has flaked away. It can just barely be felt with a finger. There are some small bubbles here and there, one bigger one (pictured) on the base of the holder that has the bruise.
The other candle holder is excellent. The only thing I can see is the stain is a little lighter in a couple of small spots. It doesn't look like wear. It looks like it was coated a bit light.
SIZE: 6-3/4" Tall 8-1/2" Arm Reach OD 6-1/4" Foot This set weighs a hefty 4 pounds and 12 ounces before packaging. Packaged weight will be approximately 8 pounds and they will be well packed.
REFERENCES: Pages 12 - 25, "Tiffin Glass 1940-1980" by Ruth Hemminger, Ed Goshe, and Leslie Pina. Copyright 2001............... Pages 247, 251, 257. "The Glass Candlestick Book, Vol. 3" by Tom Felt and Rich and Elaine Stoer
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