|Description||One of two (2) candles made from a wax and myrtle-berry extract. The candles are molded with unused cotton wicks. This candle (.216a) has a molding flaw and is cracked at the point. This candle is grayish in color.|
|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.|
Mallard, R. Q., Mrs.