18th Century Spiral Courting Candlestick
A carefully twisted strip of forged iron provides a continuous screw adjustment of the candle for positioning the flame. The strip was then inserted into the wooden base (see photos). Hand made in England circa 1750.
Reference: 'Early Lighting' The Rushlight Club p.24.
Approximate Dimensions: (H) 7 1/2", Base Diameter 3 3/4".
Condition: As found, no damage or repairs evident.