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Candlestick

Candlestick

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Description
This turned brass candlestick and its mate 1991.0664.0961 are decorated with a series of incised rings and knobs along the stems. The bottom portion has a grease tray or drip pan for catching tallow drippings. The holes on the sides sometimes referred to as economy window or candle window were used to help remove candle stubs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
candlestick
date made
17th century
place made
Europe
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 cm x 12.6 cm; 8 1/4 in x 4 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0960
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 1048
catalog number
1991.0664.0960
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Lighting
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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