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from Botriphnie, Banffshire

Postcard of Candleholder.
© National Museums Scotland


This iron candleholder is from Botriphnie in Banffshire. It dates from the 18th century.

The candleholder has an upright stand with two feet riveted at opposite sides of a round base.

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: 000-100-102-277-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 30
Date: 18th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions: 11.20" total H; holder 2.00" L; base 4.60" D
Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Banffshire, Botriphnie
Scotland, Banffshire, Botriphnie, Stripeside
Description: Iron candleholder with an upright stand and two feet riveted at opposite sides of a round iron base, from Botriphnie, Banffshire, 18th century
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