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Candlestick from Trelleborg

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Re: Candlestick from Trelleborg

Postby Johan Käll » 13 Feb 2009, 18:31

Oooh, yes Lena. It wouldnt be the first time a craftsman told a little fib though...
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Re: Candlestick from Trelleborg

Postby jboerner » 15 Feb 2009, 10:19

Never ever believe merchants in this hobby ;)
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Re: Candlestick from Trelleborg

Postby Bertus Brokamp » 15 Feb 2009, 11:43

I think it's based on a drawing on page 179 in:

"Ward-Perkins, John Bryan (1940), Medieval catalogue. London Museum catalogues 7. London: London Museum."

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The description on page 182 says:

A 27533. Iron candlestick of primitive form. It was probably used for holding a rush, and could either be stood upon a shelf or fastened by the spike into the wall. Fig. 56, No. 2. From the Wallbrook, Tokenhouse Yard.

Google tells me that Tokenhouse Yard is/was situated in the centre of London.

For comparisons sake here's the pic from the candlestick the online merchant is offering.
It's similar but not a direct replica.

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Re: Candlestick from Trelleborg

Postby Anders L » 15 Feb 2009, 16:33

Aaah, thats awsome! I better do one of those! Its really cool. I will make one and then figure out how I´m supposed to use it!

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Re: Candlestick from Trelleborg

Postby Anders L » 18 Mar 2009, 10:04

This one is dated "medieval", but I suspect that is not that old. It´s a common candlestick for the 17th-19th C in south of Sweden. What do you think? I really like to make these since I have similar candlesticks before...

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