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Object Name Candle
Catalog Number 0985.03.00216
Date 1864
Description One of two (2) candles made from a wax and myrtle-berry extract. The candles are molded with unused cotton wicks. This candle is whitish-yellow.
Material wax
Dimensions L-11 inches
Owned Mrs. R. Q. Mallard
Made Mrs. R. Q. Mallard, Georgia, CSA, 1864
Provenance Mrs. R. Q. Mallard made the two wax candles in 1864 from wild myrtle berries, which grow on the Georgia coast. When burning, the candles (ersatz) are as fragrant as a bruised myrtle leaf.
People Mallard, R. Q., Mrs.
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects Lighting
Candles
Candlemaking
women