Taper holder

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Postcard of Taper holder.
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Taper holder

A taper is a thin candle. This taper holder dates from the 18th century. It is made of brass.

The taper holder has a round drip pan and is mounted on an upright stem with an urn-shaped terminal and a round base with a handle and an openwork pattern of three hearts and three bars. Conical snuffers are attached to the drip pan by a chain.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-312-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGR 1
Date: 18th century
Material: Brass
Dimensions: 5.60" H x 3.45" D base / 1.95" H x 0.65" D base snuffers
What: Holder, taper / snuffers
Subject: Lighting - miscellaneous lighting objects (NMAS Classification)
Description: Brass taper holder with a round drip pan, 18th century
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