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from Blair Atholl, Perthshire

Postcard of Candleholder.
© National Museums Scotland


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

The candleholder has a long upright bent forward at right angles near the top and pierced for a suspension loop (missing).

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: 000-100-102-282-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 41
Date: 18th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions: Upright 10.00" H
What: Candleholder, hanging
Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Perthshire, Blair Atholl
Scotland, Perthshire, Blair Atholl
Description: Hanging candleholder of iron with a long upright bent forward at right angles near the top, from Blair Atholl, Perthshire, 18th century
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