Dating to the late 18th to the very early 19th Century this Swedish Wrought Iron Candle Rush Holder is a wonderful example of Folk Art design and workmanship from a very skilled and experienced blacksmith. A detailed examination reveals almost countless fine hammer marks, shaving marks, and other tool marks. Besides the decorative loops and curlicues, the leaf-shaped drip pan has blunt cold chiseled decorative marks for surface texturing.
MATERIALS: Wrought and sheet iron.
COUNTRY – REGION OF ORIGIN: Sweden – Scandinavia
ACQUIRED: In the Scandinavian settled area of the upper Midwest.
SIZE: Height: 11 5/8”; Length: 6 1/2”; Width: 6 5/8”.
NOTE: This rarely found Swedish folk art item is still functional yet today, as we removed wax from the catch-tray and holder assembly.
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WEIGHT: 2 lbs.
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