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Telescopic Candlestick

1949.537.1 (RS31090)

Description

Square, stepped base with chamfered corners. Round shaft projects upward from several incised rings. Knop turning above columnar shaft terminates in vasiform socket with wide flaring bobeche. Secondary cylindrical column extends at knop turning, recessing into lower column. Metal ring on underside controls rise and fall, in the manner of a "push-up".

Details

Maker
Harrison Patent (Maker)
Date
1800-1833
Inscriptions
Stamped on back of base: ""HARRISON PATENT"".
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
bell metal
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
bell metal
CANDLESTICK
telescopic candlesticks
Unidentified Metal
Dimensions
7.625 x 3.75 x 3.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.537.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7591

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