Posted 4 years ago
I'm not an Avon collector but see a lot of it in thrift shops. I am a fan of tealight and votive candle holders, though, and have never seen this one before. Like I said, earlier, a slim finds day. A Google and ebay search turned up several of these but no attributions for a maker. One on ebay had its box and was dated 1978. It is made from a two part mold, 4 3/4" l x 3 3/4" w x 2 1/8" h. Marked Avon 15 on the bottom. Nice detail in the shell and unusual among turtle candle holders as its head is turned to one side. Does anyone know who made this for Avon? I have seen numerous boxes of various Avon crystal glass also marked with Fostoria's name, so that is my best guess for the maker of this turtle. One seller claimed he had seen one of these without the Avon mark and with an Indiana Glass Company label. Doubtful!
I also show a purported Indiana Glass turtle which is much more diminutive. I doubt it is made by Indiana Glass. The seller did not respond to my query about their identification of the maker. Indiana Glass usually made large, robust animal candle holders, more in line with this Avon entry. See Newfld's post on the proved Indiana Glass turtle for reference:
I have done a separate post for the small turtle.