Pair of Late 18th Century England Hogscraper Candlesticks with Brass Bands
These sheet iron candlesticks, with either a steel or brass band around the middle of the shaft (often referred to as 'wedding bands'), were popular from the mid 18th century up to the early 19th century. In common with most English hogscrapers, it has no maker's markings.
Condition: As found, no damage or repairs. This iron candlesticks retains their original chair hanging hooks on the lip. The push ups (thumbscrew/ejector mechanisms) are marked "SHAW'..
Approximate Dimensions: Height 7 1/8", base diameter 3.5".
References: The Hogscraper Candlesticks of Birmingham by Joseph Ruggio
Making Fire and Light in the Home Pre 1820 by John Caspall p.165