Candlestick

Description
According to Walter Hough, former Head Curator of Anthropology, United States National Museum and author of Collection of Heating and Lighting Utensils in the United States National Museum this type of candlestick was prevalent in south Central Europe. It is sometimes referred to as a coil or spiral candlestick. This example sits on a round drip pan with tripod legs. A guiding hook allows the height of the candle to be adjusted.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
candlestick
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24.6 cm x 15 cm; 9 11/16 in x 5 29/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0956
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 1044
catalog number
1991.0664.0956
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Lighting
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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