Telescopic Candlestick

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1800-1833

GUSN

GUSN-7591

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

Descriptive Terms

telescopic candlesticks
bell metal
Unidentified Metal
CANDLESTICK

Inscription

Stamped on back of base: ""HARRISON PATENT"".

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Harrison Patent (Maker)

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

7.625 x 3.75 x 3.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.537.1