Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tinder box candleholder
  • United States
  • tinder box candleholder, circa 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • tin
  • Object Height/Width/Length: h, w, diameter 7.7 x 12.2 x 10.9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: h,w, diameter 3 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1356.a,b,c

Tin container (identified as a tinder box candleholder). Oval container with lid and loop handle on the side. Lid has a cylinder on top (identified as candleholder). Base and lid of container project slightly beyond sides. Fluted circular tray inside.