Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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rush light holder
  • United States
  • rush light holder, 1700s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • brass
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1336.a,b,c

Rush light holder has cyclinder shaped body. Bow shaped piece attaches to body and to crossbow shaped piece. Bent hollow pipe shape attaches to body and has opening for candle. Underneath is a piece attached to body shaped for pouring liquid material.