Brass candlestick mid 17th century

 
Brass candlestick mid 17th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Mid 17th-century brass candlestick. It has 2 holes in the top of the holder and a rim at the bottom to catch the wax. Wax candles were expensive at this time so many people commonly used tallow (animal fat) candles which gave off an inferior, flickering light and smelled bad.

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