This is a pair of single light candlestick in the GOLDEN TIARA pattern made by Mikasa Crystal. The bowl portion of these pieces have vertical cut design and a nice gold trim on the rim. Candlesticks are in excellent condition.
Mikasa was founded in the 1930s. Mikasa's predecessor was a company named All Star Trading, founded in 1936. The ties that connected All Star Trading and Mikasa were familial--the business legacy of the Aratani family. Setsuo Aratani, a Japanese-American, started All Star Trading as an import-export enterprise specializing in trade with Japan. When hostilities between Aratani's source country and his supply country erupted on December 7, 1941, the business abruptly closed, but following World War II, Setsuo's son George and a partner named Alfred Funabashi revived the trading company. Before the end of the 1950s, the pair began concentrating on importing china made in Japan, using the trademark they adopted in the 1950s--"Mikasa," Japanese for "three umbrellas." The gradual move into the chinaware business evolved into the company's exclusive occupation by the early 1960s. Expansion Begins in the 1970s under Blake's operational control, Mikasa flowered into a vibrant enterprise. He made wholesale changes with alacrity. Blake broadened the company's line of merchandise, adding crystal stemware.
measure 8 5/8"
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