Candlestick Holder, Brass with a Replaced Globe, Early 1700s.

  • $134.99 CAD

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Candlestick Holder, Brass with a Replaced Globe, Early 1700s.

 

Candleholders, candlesticks, and candelabra all have the same simple purpose, to give a candle a place to burn without setting one’s home on fire. To that end, some candlesticks have deep sockets to secure their candles, while others sport lethal-looking spikes known as prickets to keep a candle vertical and in place. To eject spent candles from their sockets, a few styles of candlesticks have rods designed push a useless wax cylinder out of the way to make room for a fresh one, others have “economy” holes in their sides so the used candle can be forced out. And some candlesticks, usually those on ships, are fitted with gimbels, to keep the candles upright, as well as spring-loaded sheaths, to protect the fragile wax from cracking while simultaneously keeping the flame burning at a consistent height.

Item Code - CAN13B134CAC

Width: 4 5/8"  Height: 12 1/2"  Depth: 4 5/8"  Weight: 692 g


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