This candlestick was owned in the Copp family home in Stonington, Connecticut during the 18th and 19th century. The oval candlestick has an oval, single-reeded, removable nozzle with rolled edge and flared candle cup or socket atop a plain, single-seamed stem with single bead at top and molded band at bottom above the oval, trumpet-shaped, molded base with grooved border.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
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date made
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
iron (bottom material)
overall: 17.1 cm x 11.3 cm; 6 3/4 in x 4 7/16 in
overall: 6 3/4 in x 4 3/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 17.145 cm x 11.1125 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
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Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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