I remember one of the family decorations that I grew up with was a pair of clear glass star shaped taper candleholders. So when I saw this set of star shaped candleholders, I had to have them. But these are different. They’re SILVER colored glass. They almost look like mercury glass, but aren’t. That’s why I was happy to find them in the original box that gave me the name of the manufacturer: Silvalyte.
The pamphlet that came inside the box reads ” The amazing finish which is the distinguishing feature of Silvalyte is the result of over 10 years of intensive laboratory research. The perfection of this long sought for finish represents a major advancement in the glass industry. The Silvalyte process is made to withstand every normal household use and Silvalyte 5901 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn 4, NY.”
Produced from 1955-1965, Silvalyte is silver nitrate over glass. It was made in some classic mid-century designs such as shown in this gallery.