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Hogscraper Candlestick

1991.195 (RS20981)

Description

Saucer-shaped bobeche with spur at one side on cylindrical shaft with ejector on slightly domed round base; painted a gray-black color.

Details

Maker
Shaw's Patent (Maker)
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
1) Cast: ""SHAWS PATENT"" 2) Adhesive tape: ""Little"" 3) Tag (probably came with it to Littles; now in accession file): ""Beemerville 2-14-1931 / Candlestick over 100 years old / Presented to James Turner by / George Clark / Branchville, NJ""; NFL has written on verso: ""Hog scraper / candlestick. / Marked on slide `Shaw's Patent' / Shaw is believed to / have been a Birmingham, / Eng. maker"".
Location of origin
probably Birmingham, United Kingdom
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
Candlestick
hogscraper candlesticks
Iron
iron (metal)
Lighting
Painted
painting (coating)
Dimensions
6 1/2 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.195
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2186

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