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Brass Candlestick of Flemish Origin

Brass candlestick, probably Flemish. This rare candlestick has a pierced elongated candle socket and ring and vase-turned standard. At the mid-point of the standard is a molded drip pan, and the candlestick terminates on a high domical foot. The candle socket has the ejection hole and a slightly molded bobeche. Given in memory of Ruth Sims Phillips, a descendant of Jesse and Winnifred Aycock Lane.

Object number: 1978.4.1

Dimensions: Height, 8”; diameter of base, 4 1/2”

Estimated age: circa 1670.

What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…