- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Physical Description
- metal, brass (overall material)
- iron (overall material)
- overall: 24.6 cm x 15 cm; 9 11/16 in x 5 29/32 in
- ID Number
- accession number
- collector/donor number
- SAP 1044
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- European Apothecary
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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