Candlestick (cast)

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Postcard of Candlestick (cast).
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Candlestick (cast)

This is a cast of an unusual tailor's stone candlestick in the form of a Roman altar. From the markings, it may have belonged to a weaver or tailor. It would have been preferred for its stability and solidity, which would have lessened the danger of it being knocked over and causing fire in a workshop containing inflammable material. The original candlestick dates from 1646. It is now in Perth Museum.

The candlestick has three holes for candles in the top and a slightly larger circular depression in the centre. The four faces have `16/46' incised; a pair of scissors in relief; a tailor's goose (iron) in relief; and the initials `I A' incised.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-558-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 34
Date: 1646
Original: 1646
Dimensions: 11.80" H; base 5.90" square
What: Candlestick, tailor's / cast
Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
Who: Perth Museum (Location of original)
Description: Cast of a tailor's candlestick of stone, in the form of a Roman altar, inscribed with scissors and a goose, the original of which was made in 1646
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