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Posted 3 years ago

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Stormpixie
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An Unusual hanging candlestick holder.

Its made of metal, and each piece of the design has been enamelled.
I bought it from a charity shop about ten years ago and I have no idea where it comes from. If anyone has any clues, I would be pleased to hear from you.

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  1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    It is a Pennsylvania dutch design. So very likely from that area.
  2. Stormpixie Stormpixie, 3 years ago
    How very interesting! I found it in a shop in the North East of England. thank you for your help, thats a great start.
  3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    Then I would say it could be German
    The Pennsylvania Dutch dialect is primarily a derivative of Palatinate German

    Pennsylvania Dutch refers to emigrants and the descendants of emigrants from southwestern Germany and Switzerland who settled in Pennsylvania in the 17th and 18th centuries. The term "Dutch", a folk-rendering of "deutsch" or "deitsch" (meaning "German") has been used in the English-speaking community. There is some speculation among scholars that "Dutch" may be an archaic term used to refer to all people of Germanic descent.
  4. Stormpixie Stormpixie, 3 years ago
    Im fascinated! thanks again.
  5. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    http://www.padutch.com/hexsigns.shtml
    http://www.the-artistic-garden.com/hex-signs.html

  6. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    Here's some examples
    http://www.padutch.com/hexsigns.shtml
    http://www.the-artistic-garden.com/hex-signs.html

  7. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    Oh here is a good one
    http://www.padutchculture.com/hexsigns.html
  8. Stormpixie Stormpixie, 3 years ago
    I can see you're very likely correct. the birds and hex signs are very significant. Im going to be up all night reading about this now!! :)
  9. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    Make sure you take some sites with a grain of salt. Many bring the Amish in the mix, and they don't do "Hexes" But to start with the descendents of the PA dutch is a place to start.
  10. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    If you want to get really wrapped up and (for some freaked out) Silver Ravenwolf has a bunch about this subject
  11. Stormpixie Stormpixie, 3 years ago
    Kindest regards, thanks once more.
  12. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    Oh your from the UK! Witchy pagan and Celtic stuff you should be used to!
  13. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    Now I'm fascinated. You have the double eagle (strength and courage), tons of good luck symbols
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aferm/pennsylvania/hex.htm

    And you have a maiden of some sort.
    Germans probably personified spring as a maiden, and so referred to her in the Ostarafest,whether they worshipped her or not. Two thousand years from now, folklorists will be squabbling as to whether the twentieth century Americans really believed in Santa Claus

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