Iron Candele Sconce from Ghent, 1909

Made:
1909
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Iron Candele Sconce from Ghent, 1909

Wax and tallow candles made by repeated dipping were soft and could easily be impaled on the spikes of pricket candleholders like this one. The socket type of holder was uncommon before the 16th century. This holder is originally from Belgian.

Details

Category:
Lighting
Object Number:
1948-164
type:
prickets
taxonomy:
  • furnishings
  • furnishings
  • lighting devices
  • candleholders
  • furnishings
  • furnishings
  • lighting devices
credit:
Hildburgh, W.L.