Late 18th Early 19th Century England Sheet Iron Hogscraper Candlestick with Brass Wedding Band

One of three. Came from the same collection and is matches the pair that I have already listed.

Banded candlesticks, those with either a steel or brass band  around the middle of the shaft (often referred to as 'wedding bands'), were popular from the mid 18th century up to the early 19th century. In common with most English hogscrapers, it has no maker's markings.

Condition: As found, no damage or repairs. This iron candlestick  retains its original hanging hook on the lip and the thumbscrew/ejector mechanism.

References: The Hogscraper Candlestick of Birmingham by Joseph Ruggio

                    Making Fire and Light in the Home Pre 1820 by John Caspall p.165

Approximate dimensions: 8" tall





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