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This attractive pair of vintage candle holders with gold treble clef on each is from the 1970′s. Good condition.
Original sticker on bottom reads: “Enesco Imports Japan”
Enesco’s International Headquarters is located in Itasca, Ill. Enesco was founded in 1958 as the import division of N. Shure Company, one of the largest and oldest general merchandise catalog companies. Following N. Shure’s sale to Butler Brothers, the import division reorganized as Enesco Corporation, formed from the phonic spellings of the prior parent company’s name initials – N.S.Co. Enesco was sold four times, culminating in 2007 when substantially all of Enesco’s assets were sold to Tinicum Capital Partners II, LLP, a private investment partnership. Enesco then became a privately-held company and changed its legal name to Enesco, LLC.
Enesco Corporation Company History says, ”Enesco owes much of its success to Eugene Freedman, who in 1994 was president and chief executive officer of both Enesco Worldwide Giftware Group and Enesco Corporation and executive vice-president of parent company Stanhome Inc. Freedman was a driving force behind the company since its inception in 1958. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Milwaukee, Freedman enlisted in the Navy early in World War II, receiving his naval officer’s commission at Notre Dame University. In the early 1950s, he started a company that made injection molded plastics and decorative figures, and, in 1958, he sold that business to his partner in order to join Enesco as manager of sales and overseas product development.
One of Freedman’s earliest ideas became one of Enesco’s most enduring marketing techniques. In the mid-1960s, Freedman established…Read More