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.