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from Rannoch, Perthshire

Postcard of Candleholder.
© National Museums Scotland


This hanging candleholder is from Rannoch in Perthshire. Made of iron, it dates from the 18th century.

The candleholder has a twisted stem, terminating in a hook and a tray.

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: 000-100-102-281-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 38
Date: 18th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions: Holder 2.50" H; stem 9.55" H; tray 3.50" D approx; proj. 4.00" L
What: Candleholder, hanging
Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Perthshire, Rannoch
Scotland, Perthshire, Rannoch
Description: Hanging candleholder of iron with a twisted stem, terminating in a hook and a tray, from Rannoch, Perthshire, 18th century
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