1985 Salt Glazed Stoneware Cobalt Blue on Gray Folk Art Pig David Eldreth PA
Description: A beautiful antique primitive hogscraper or hog scraper shaped push-up candlestick holder. This mid 1800s primitive candlestick holder has a raised disc shaped base with a central tubular stem. The stem has a push-up mechanism with the thumb piece used to push the candle up. The tubular stem has a collar on top to catch molten wax. The candlestick came from a collector's estate and is marked 155 in white paint on the bottom. A very interesting antique iron candlestick holder in very good used condition given its age and its utilitarian function. It would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely early to mid 19th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where it was most likely made.
Size: The mold measures ~4" in diameter at the base and is ~7" in height. The piece weighs about 6.7 ounces.
Marks: Unmarked as topo the maker. It does have the number 155 in white paint on the underside of the base put in by the original collector.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice iron American primitive piece in good condition and worthy of a spot in your collection.
Condition: The candlestick holder is intact with some wear to the surface and rust spots throughout. It is in relatively in good condition with no break, losses, or repairs. The surface has scratches, dings, and rust spots, which can be seen in the photos. The piece has general soiling and considerable dirt within the shaft and on the top of the base and collar. The motion of the push up mechanism is a bit sticky and not smooth in its motion, but it still works and goes up and down. The piece has aged to a dark patina. It would make an excellent addition to your antique primitive collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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