Market Lavington Museum

Candle holders

At Market Lavington Museum, we have various candle holders, some more elaborate than others. These two are of similar, simple designs, providing support for the candle, a drip tray for the molten wax and a carrying handle.

This blue china candle holder is more modern than most of those in our collection, dating from the 1920s. It was probably for use in a bedroom but, with a handle, might have been carried up the stairs or across the bedroom from a washstand to a bedside table.

Of a similar, but squatter design, we have an enamel candle holder from the 1890s.

This one belonged to the Baker family, who had a whitesmith’s shop in Market Lavington and sold items such as this. They later emigrated to Canada.