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Posted 7 years ago

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I was wondering if anyone had any information on this candlestick holder. I know that it is very old, but that is about it. I believe it is made out of copper. It stands approximately 8 inches high and has a perforated scroll design in it. I have taken pictures of the top, bottom and sides. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!

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  1. Brasscraft, 5 months ago
    Hi, sorry it’s taken 6 years to identify your candlestick but I only just joined this site. I collect ‘brass craft’ items like yours from the 1910 period. Brass craft was a craze in America at this time lasting just a few years. It was kind of a spin off from the pyrography craze of the same period. Companies sold kits to the public through mail order catalogs. You received a flat sheet of brass in the mail with a pattern outlined on it. You punched out the design with an awl, then folded the sheet into the three sided stick. It would originally have come with a matching shade made in the same way. Your candlestick appears in the 1910 catalog of Favor Ruhr, a supplier of artist materials based in New York. These candle shades were very popular and represented about 50% of the catalog items. They also sold kits for photo frames, glove boxes, inkwells, paper holders and smoking accessories just like the suppliers of pyrography kits. Hope this helps. Contact me if you want to know more

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