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from Glenkens, Wigtownshire

Postcard of Candlestick.
© National Museums Scotland


This wooden candlestick comes from Glenkens in Wigtownshire. It dates from the 17th or 18th century.

The candlestick consists of an upright stick stem fixed in on a cruciform base. Attached to the upright is a U-shaped iron collar, which holds a moving, ratcheted arm against it. On the top of the upright are three small nails, serving as a `save-all'.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-556-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 26
Date: 17th - 18th century
17th or 18th century
Material: Wood; iron U-shaped piece, U-shaped band and socket
Dimensions: Upright stick 18.00" H; base pieces 12.00" L approx
What: Candlestick / carle
Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Wigtownshire, Glenkens
Description: Wooden candlestick or carle, consisting of an upright stick standing on a cruciform base, from Glenkens, Wigtownshire, 17th or 18th century
  • Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 22 (1887-8), pp 113-5 and fig. 3 
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