Candlestick

Object Number: 
1958.43
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Sheffield plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 5 x 3 3/4 in. ( 15.6 x 12.7 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Cast and seamed Sheffield plate candlestick; straight oval shaft supporting an applied, stepped, flared oval socket; shaft applied to an oval, molded foot with inscribed rings around the sides; filled with shellac or tar; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this candlestick was used by Michael Leib, a German, who came to the United States during the Revolutionary War to help George Washington.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Laureuce Eyre
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group