Twist Bobeche, US Glass

These are the first examples of these twisted candleholders that I'd seen. They're 9 1/4 inches tall, in vaseline, and sold for $120 at an auction in 2000. A similar pair, sold in 2007 for $195. In 2010 a pair in light marigold sold for $75.

In 2019, a pair in celeste blue with black trim sold for $375

In 2012, two pairs in vaseline with black trim sold for $140 and $150.

In 2015, two more pairs in vaseline sold for $110 and $165, while a vaseline pair with painted edges brought $275. A white pair brought $165.

In 2016 a pair in light marigold sold for $10.

In 2021 pair in clear sold for $100; a pair in lavender with black trim brought $90, a pair in marigold sold for $100, a pair in topaz sold for $155 and a pair in white brought $275. A pair in flashed amethyst brought $80.

In March of 2009, Greg Warhol sent me this photo of his recently acquired Twist Bobeche candleholders in white. He had checked around and could find no others in other collections, although he suspects there must be more. I don't know if they're the same pair, but in late 2009, a set listed as white sold for $275.

In 2018 there was another sale for $240.

Jeff Schleede sent me this photo of a celeste twist-bobeche with black trim in 2014. The first I've heard of, so they do exist.

In 2019, a pair like the single on the left sold for $375.


In 2019 Jeff Schleede sent me these photos of a recent find. Typical Twist Bobeche candlestick but in a light grey satin finish with floral pattern on the base. The photo at immediate left shows the base design from one side, the bottom photo from the other.