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Candleholder and rushlight holder

Object Number: 
1937.1506
Date: 
ca. 1900-1930
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. ( 52.7 x 21 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron candleholder and rushlight holder on tripod stand.
Gallery Label: 
A rushlight consisted of rush stripped of its outer skin and dried, then saturated in hot grease or fat and burned for light. This device, which is designed to hold a candle as well as a rushlight, was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group