Assembled candlestick composed of a British infantry officer's sword hilt for the stem and an English-style, swan-neck riding spur screwed into its pommel for the base; two, domed-top, flathead screws in the spur's terminals can be adjusted for stability. Removable circular nozzle, cylindrical candle cup or socket and lobed circular bobeche or drip pan are screwed into the ricasso. Ricasso stamped "PROVED" in a circle.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
silver plate (nozzle, sconce, bobeche, possibly stirrup material)
plated steel (knuckle guard material)
shagreen (grip material)
silver wire (grip material)
leather (washer material)
overall: 24 cm x 13.5 cm; 9 7/16 in x 5 5/16 in
overall: 4 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 5 3/4 in; 11.1125 cm x 23.495 cm x 14.605 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. Maxwell
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