Posted 2 years ago
Here is the color comparison I said I would post. The right one is the unknown Dek in Arcadia and of course the left is the previous post. I also included the other I/7 I have but it is not numbered. It is however the same color as the other one. After Craig's comment on the last post I went back to look at the other Candia pieces I have, Papillon, Astartig, and Wellenoptisch with silberiris and looking from the top through the pontil I could not see any color at all in the glass itself. I had often wondered what the difference between Candia and Kristal was because I could never see any difference between them myself. So, I searched everywhere for a description and could never find anything, and finally gave up. I assumed there had to be a difference. Now after Craig's comment I know that there is a gold tint to it. Still can't see it, but I know the difference. Now a question for the chemists out there. Is this because the oxide or chemical that is added to the batch the make the glass crystal clear is not added making it Candia or is there another reason?