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Candlestick

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000-100-103-565-C
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Candlestick

This brass candlestick dates from the early 18th century.

The stem of the candlestick has two moulded collars with a vertical slit between them with a lifter moved by a round knob. The lifter is used to push the candle up in the socket of the candlestick as it burns down. This is a simple safety device to avoid the dangers inherent in a top-heavy candle when burning.


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Online ID: 000-100-103-565-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 62
Date: Early 18th Cent.
Early 18th century
Material: Brass
Dimensions: 6.90" H; base 3.90" D
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Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
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Description: Brass candlestick with a round base, two knobs on the stem and a vertical slit in the side, early 18th century
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