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Candlestick

Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Iron, tinned

  • Museum number:

    674-1872

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114a, case 2, shelf 1

Physical description

Tinned iron candlestick, 19th century 'peasant' work in the style of the 17th century. Inscribed 'GOT: GEB: VNS: DAS: EWIGE: LIECHT ANNO 1682'.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Iron, tinned

Marks and inscriptions

'GOT: GEB: VNS: DAS: EWIGE: LIECHT ANNO 1682'
God give us eternal light in the year 1682

Descriptive line

Candlestick, tinned iron, 19th century 'peasant' work in the style of the 17th century, made in Germany, 19th century

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

fig.65(b), p.9
Campbell, Marian. An Introduction to Ironwork. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1985. 48 p., ill. ISBN 0112904157
Caspall, John. Fire and Light in the home pre 1820. Woodbridge, Suffolk : Antique Collectors' Club, 1995, originally published 1987. 278 p., ill. ISBN 1851490213.

Labels and date

CANDLESTICK, tinned iron, Germany; 19th century

Inscribed, GOT: GEB: VNS: DAS: EWIGE: LIECHT ANNO 1682 (God give us eternal light; in the year 1682). A piece of 19th-century 'peasant' work, in the style of the 17th century.

Museum No. 674-1872 [07/1994]

Materials

Iron; Tin

Techniques

Tinning

Categories

Metalwork; Lighting; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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