18thc Rushlight on turned.
18thc Rushlight on turned.
18thc Rushlight on turned.
18thc Rushlight on turned.

18thc Rushlight on turned.

c. 1770 to c. 1780 English

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18thc Iron rushlight of pleasing shape on turned Fruitwood Base.(Rushlights were commonly used in the 18thc to escape the Candle Tax by coating rushes which had been dried in Tallow & then nipping them in the jaws of these very collectable items).

English. C1770-80
The Base has possibly been replaced, but a very long time ago, as it now has a very good patina and colour.
Private collection
Dimensions
Height 10.25 inch (26.03 cm)
Width 3.75 inch (9.52 cm)
Medium
Iron & Fruitwood
Mark Seabrook Antiques

Mark Seabrook Antiques
PO Box 396
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 9HY
England

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