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Carence Crafters page 2 -- The most common and recognizable Carence Crafters items are probably its small trays. The firm also made candleholders, desk sets, bookends, and the unusually large book racks shown below.

 

Full Carence Crafters mark:

Short CC mark:

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Description

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Carence Crafters candleholder, brass, silvered, composed of triangular base with rounded sides that are bent upward, a large tapering triangular central shaft, and smaller triangular drip-tray with similar rounded edges that are bent upward.  Angular strap handle. Surfaces acid etched with floral design.  Copper rivets.

Candleholder, brass, silvered, composed of triangular base with rounded sides that are bent upward, a large tapering triangular central shaft, and smaller triangular drip-tray with similar rounded edges that are bent upward. Angular strap handle. Surfaces acid etched with floral design. Copper rivets.

4-1/2" L and 4-1/2" W and 2-1/8" H

Intertwined CC mark

Carence Crafters candleholder, brass, composed of triangular copper base with sides that angle up and inward, large triangular central shaft, and smaller triangular drip-tray that also angles up and in.  Angular strap handle. Surfaces acid etched with floral design.

Candleholder, brass, composed of triangular copper base with sides that angle up and inward, large triangular central shaft, and smaller triangular drip-tray that also angles up and in. Angular strap handle. Surfaces acid etched with floral design.

Bottom: 5-1/8" W on each side (6" across handle) and 3-13/16" H

Intertwined CC mark

Carence Crafters candleholder, brass, composed of square tray with raised edges riveted to looping strap holding smaller square drip-tray and cylindrical riveted candle-holder.  Surfaces acid etched with floral design.

Candleholder, brass, composed of square tray with raised edges riveted to looping strap holding smaller square drip-tray and cylindrical riveted candle-holder. Surfaces acid etched with floral design.

5-3/4" W and 3-3/4" H

[mark] / CARENCE / CRAFTERS/ CHICAGO

Carence Crafters candleholder, copper, composed of square tray with raised riveted to looping strap holding smaller square drip-tray and cylindrical candle-holder.  Surfaces acid etched with floral design.

Candleholder, copper, composed of square tray with raised riveted to looping strap holding smaller square drip-tray and cylindrical candle-holder. Surfaces acid etched with floral design.

6-1/4" W and 5-3/4" L and 4" H

[mark] / CARENCE / CRAFTERS/ CHICAGO

Carence Crafters desk set -- brass, rectangular pen tray.

Carence Crafters desk set --  brass letter knife

Carence Crafters desk set --  brass letter holder

Carence Crafters desk set -- brass square inkwell with tapering sides and hinged overlapping top

Carence Crafters desk set -- 4 brass blotter corners

Desk set, brass, composed of eight pieces: rectangular pen tray, letter knife, letter holder, square inkwell with tapering sides and hinged overlapping top, and 4 blotter corners. All pieces have the same acid-etched bamboo design. Only the tray and letter knife are signed. The knife is hammered and convex. The inkwell has applied brass supports at each edge.

Tray: 8-15/16" L and 4-3/4" W and 1/2" H

 

Letter knife: 7-7/8" L and 1-1/2" W

 

Inkwell: 4-3/16" W and 4-3/16" L and 2-1/8" H

 

Letter holder: 3-1/2" W and 3-5/8" H and 2-7/16" D

 

Blotter corners: 5-5/16" W and 5-5/16" L and 1/4" H

Tray: [mark] / CARENCE / CRAFTERS/ CHICAGO

 

Letter knife: [CC mark]

Carence Crafters letter or book rack, extremely large, brass, with acid-etched designs on all sides of flower blossoms and long twisting segmented vines or stems.  Riveted and soldered.

Letter or book rack, extremely large, brass, with acid-etched designs on all sides of flower blossoms and long twisting segmented vines or stems. Riveted and soldered.

12" W and 6-15/16" H and 10-7/8" D

[Intertwined CC mark in small box]

Carence Crafters letter or book rack, extremely large, brass, with acid-etched designs on all sides of geese or ducks flying over a pond-like landscape.  Riveted and soldered.

Letter or book rack, extremely large, brass, with acid-etched designs on all sides of geese or ducks flying over a pond-like landscape. Riveted and soldered.

12-3/8" L and 10-15/16" W and 7" H

[Intertwined CC mark in small box]

Carence Crafters tray, brass, square, with raised edge and acid-etched floral design, riveted matchbox holder

Tray, brass, square, with raised edge and acid-etched floral design, riveted matchbox holder

5-5/8" W and 5-5/8" L and 3" H

[mark] / CARENCE / CRAFTERS / CHICAGO

Carence Crafters tray, square, nickel silver (or "German" silver), with upturned edge, upright riveted matchbox holder with arrow-shaped points front and back, curving front surface and straight back.  Very nice acid etched design of blossoms and bamboo-like lines.

Tray, square, nickel silver (or "German" silver), with upturned edge, upright riveted matchbox holder with arrow-shaped points front and back, curving front surface and straight back. Very nice acid etched design of blossoms and bamboo-like lines.

5-11/16" W and 5-11/16" L and 3" H

[mark] / CARENCE / CRAFTERS / CHICAGO

Carence Crafters bookends, pair (2), brass, with acid etched motto running across both:  "BOOKS.SHOULD.TO / ONE.OF.THESE.FOUR /.ENDS.CONDUCE." on one and ".WISDOM.PIETY. /.DELIGHT.OR. /.USE." on the other.  Edged with decorative borders of three adjacent moths at top and five squares at bottom.

Carence Crafters bookends, pair (2), brass, with acid etched motto running across both:  "BOOKS.SHOULD.TO / ONE.OF.THESE.FOUR /.ENDS.CONDUCE." on one and ".WISDOM.PIETY. /.DELIGHT.OR. /.USE." on the other.  Edged with decorative borders of three adjacent moths at top and five squares at bottom.

Bookends, pair (2), brass, with acid etched motto running across both: "BOOKS.SHOULD.TO / ONE.OF.THESE.FOUR /.ENDS.CONDUCE." on one and ".WISDOM.PIETY. /.DELIGHT.OR. /.USE." on the other. Edged with decorative borders of three adjacent moths at top and five squares at bottom.

7" W and 4-7/8" H and 4" D

[Intertwined CC mark]

Carence Crafters bookends, pair (2), heavy gauge brass, partially "bumped out" from the back to accent areas of the design. The etched background surface is a series of fine vertical lines.  Scene is of trees on lagoon or river, with unusual white background.

Bookends, pair (2), heavy gauge brass, partially "bumped out" from the back to accent areas of the design. The etched background surface is a series of fine vertical lines. Scene is of trees on lagoon or river, with unusual white background.

7" W and 4-13/16" H and 4" D

Intertwined CC mark in small box on bottom of both

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