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Object Name CANDLE
Catalog Number 0985.10.00079
Date 1861-1865
Description The candle is wax taper wound on a brown glass bottle with an obscured label. The waxed wicking is twined about the bottle in a layer of loops over the windings. The wicking is supported by linen threads tied around the whole.
Dimensions H-11 Dia-4 inches
Owned Mrs. Sylvester Blackley (tentative)
Made Mrs. Sylvester Blackley (tentative)
Provenance "Wax candle, made of beeswax and tallow; used for light in Confederate States." Possibly made and/or used by the donor, Mrs. Sylvester Blackley.
People Blackley, Sylvester, Mrs. (tentative)
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects Lighting
Candles
Candlemaking
women