Wick pick

Object Number: 
1943.54ab
Date: 
1840-1900
Medium: 
Ivory, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 12.4 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Baluster- shaped pickwick with tapered turned upper as handle fitted with a steel rod with flattened end which fits into more bulbous turned lower attached to a wide, round base.
Gallery Label: 
Wick picks were used to pull the wick out of oil lamps.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Rutherford Oakes Ainslie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group