Hogscraper Candlestick

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2186

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

Descriptive Terms

hogscraper candlesticks
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
Iron
Painted
Lighting
Candlestick

Inscription

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"".

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Shaw's Patent (Maker)

Location of Origin

probably Birmingham, United Kingdom

Dimensions

6 1/2 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.195

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]