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Candle holder

Candle holder
Title
Candle holder
Date 
1910-1930
Medium 
Ceramic
Dimensions 
: 2 7/8 x 3 5/8 in.
Description 
This cream colored globe-shaped ceramic candleholder has dark red inscriptions that read "Usher's 'Q.V.G' Whisky, Edinburgh" and "Usher's Special Reserve" Whisky, Edinburgh." There are lyric to a song called "The Absent-Minded Beggar" written on one side and an image of a soldier with a rifle and bayonet labeled "A gentleman in Kharki [sic]".
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.278
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group