Object detail

Accession number
1981.86.3
Production period
Description
Enamel candle holder. The base is round with the actual holder opening in the centre. There is a round handle at one end to insert the finger making it easy to carry the holder.
Brief History
Candles, usually home-made from tallow or wax, were a key source of light prior to electricity. The candlestick allowed the candle to be carried more safely and provided a saucer for the molten wax or tallow.
Credit Line
Candle Holder, 1981.86.3. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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