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from Hillhead of Enzie, Banff

Postcard of Candleholder.
© National Museums Scotland


This adjustable hanging candleholder is from Hillhead of Enzie in Banff. Made of iron, it dates from the 18th century.

The candleholder has a ratcheted upright and a shallow drip pan.

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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Online ID: 000-100-102-274-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 27
Date: 18th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions: Socket 0.90" H; pan 2.20" D; upright 12.70" L; rod 11.20" L
What: Candleholder, hanging
Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
Where: Hillhead of Enzie
Scotland, Banffshire, Hillhead of Enzie
Description: Adjustable hanging candleholder of iron, with the socket riveted to a shallow drip pan, from Hillhead of Enzie, Banff, 18th century
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