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Rush holder and candlestick

Rush holder and candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron and wood, stamped and incised.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114a, case 2, shelf 3

Physical description

Rush holder and candlestick made of wrought iron and wood with a crown stamped on the base.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1700-1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron and wood, stamped and incised.

Descriptive line

Rush holder and candlestick, wood and wrought iron, stamped and incised, England, 1700-1750

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Caspall, John. Fire and Light in the home pre 1820. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1995. 278 p., ill. ISBN 1851490213.
Bishop, A. 18th Century Cottage Lighting. Antique Collecting. 1980. pp.36-39.

Hughes, G.B. English Rushlight-Holders. Country Life. Jan.12th 1951. pp.106-107.

Labels and date

RUSH HOLDER AND CANDLESTICK, wrought iron and wood, England; 1700-50

The base is stamped with a crown.

Lady Dorothy Nevill Collection
Museum No. M.112-1914 [07/1994]


Wrought iron; Wood


Stamped; Incising


Metalwork; Ironwork; Lighting


Metalwork Collection

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