Giving objects a voice
Candlestick
Object of the Month of January 2023
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As in many portuguese villages, public and domestic electrical lighting was a mirage until the mid-20th century. In this sense, night lighting in the homes of many people from Light village population resorted to various types of light fixtures, including candlesticks like the one on display this month.
It is an object with a circular base with a rod starting from the center of the base and two more rods that come out halfway up the central rod, all three ending in a small plate and cylindrical tube for fitting the candles.
Material: Iron
Height: 34 cm / 13 in
Length: 21 cm / 8 in
20th century
Former Owner: Arnaldo Caeiro
ML|796