Market Lavington Museum

Another candlestick

Recently we’ve looked at some of our candle holders (Candlelight, Candle holders) and may have looked back at The Candle Lantern. Today’s little item might have an interesting story to tell, if we did but know it.

It is the top part of a candlestick and was found in Market Lavington by a metal detectorist. Our records say it is lead/pewter. It certainly feels as heavy as a leaden object.

It is patterned with scrolls and lines and has a socket for a candle in its somewhat damaged top.

We do not know its age or what its base was like and whether it had a handle, so just appreciate it for what it is – another fragment of local history.