Under the watchful eyes of Harry Northwood and with funding from investors from Ohio and West Virginia Imperial Glass Company was formed. The first glass for the Imperial Glass Company was produced in January of 1904.
Imperial Glass as with many other companies experienced hard times during the depression. Imperial filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in 1931. Through some tough years Imperial survived, creating such new patterns as Cape Code and Candlewick. Candlewick was introduced in 1937 and became an even greater success than Cape Cod.
The elegant Candlewick pattern was made by the Imperial Glass Company of Belaire Ohio from 1937 to 1984. Production of this elegant pattern continued for almost 40 years. It has been my experience that lovers of Candlewick take very good care of their glass. Even though most of the Candlewick glass is 40 or more years old it looks barely used in most cases with very little utensil wear.
I have attached some pictures for your viewing pleasure.