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found at Beawick, Sandsting, Shetland

Postcard of Candlestick.
© National Museums Scotland


This cast iron candlestick was found in a peat moss at Beawick at Sandsting in Shetland. It dates from the 17th or 18th century.

The candlestick has a domed base, a baluster stem with a wide drip pan, and a vertical socket. There is a hole to feed the drip tray with molten wax.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-570-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 70
Date: 17th century
17th or 18th century
Material: Brass
Dimensions: 8.80" H; base 4.10" D; drip pan 3.90" D
Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Shetland, Sandsting, Beawick
Description: Brass candlestick with a domed base, a baluster stem with a wide drip pan and a vertical socket, found in a peat moss at Beawick, Sandsting, Shetland, 17th century
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