Black-japanned chamberstick with large loop handle and cylindrical candle cup or socket mounted at center of a deep circular bowl with wire-rolled rim and foot ring. Painted decoration inside bowl includes a wide yellow or white band above a thin yellow line that features a repeating pattern of three red cherries on a single stem attached to a seven-lobed green leaf; a yellow band overpainted with an undulating or wavy black line borders the low-domed well. No marks. One of a pair, 1990.0503.01-.02.

Date Made: ca 1930Date Purchased: ca 1930

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: MarylandPlace Purchased: United States: Maryland, MiddletownPlace Used: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

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Credit Line: Mrs. John H. Murray (Anne W. Murray)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0503.01Catalog Number: 1990.0503.01Accession Number: 1990.0503

Object Name: chamberstickOther Terms: Chamberstick; Lighting Device

Physical Description: tinned sheet iron (overall material)iron wire (rim material)paint (overall decoration material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/8 in x 7 1/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 18.0975 cm x 14.2875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1065182

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