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Candleholder

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found at Glenshee, Perthshire

Candleholder
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This iron hanging candleholder was found in peat moss at Glenshee in Perthshire. It dates from the 18th century.

It consists of two candleholders, each with a horizontal stem which turns up at right angles. The two stems are twisted together to form the upright which is broken and missing the suspension hook.

It is thought the candle was introduced to Britain by the Romans. From then until the second quarter of the 19th century, it remained the most widely used form of artificial light.

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