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rush light holder
  • England, United Kingdom
  • rush light holder, 1700s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • iron, wood, paint
  • Object Length: 29.8 cm
    Object Height: 11 11/16 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Dora Renn Bryant
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1337

Twisted wrought iron pliers-shaped metal (identified as a rushlight holder) projecting from a cone of wood (identified as a weighted clamp) painted gray with wormholes. Metal joined at top with single pin, one end in wood the other bend at a roughly ninety-degree angle half-way down with a metal knob-shape/finial on the end.