Medieval Candleholder

English, 15th/16th c.

Iron. They say small is beautiful, right? This fits the bill at only 3" long. It takes a small candle -- less than 1/2" diam., which can't have given much light but does indicate how very expensive candles were at this early date. From a major English collection, excavated from the Thames foreshore in 1972 and privately held since then. Good excavated condition, no restoration.

3" long.

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