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**Originally Listed At $150**

North America, American colonies, mid 18th century CE. A large American tin candle mold for twelve 9.75" long candlesticks, with a rectangular raised base and a rectangular integral tray atop, as well as a looped handle with nice folded over borders on each side. The mold was painted with a dark green finish. Joining this is a tin candlestick with a curved handle joining to the flared wax basin to the tiered round base. Candles provided lighting for most American homes, public edifices, and streets until gaslamps of the 1820s and kerosene lamps of the 1850s replaced them. Generally, women made candles, from common tallow as well as more expensive beeswax. In addition, they used materials that may seem odd to us today, such as deer suet, bayberry, bear grease, spermaceti, and mutton fat. Size: 3.5" L x 8.25" W x 10.875" H (8.9 cm x 21 cm x 27.6 cm)

Provenance: private Long Island, New York collection

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Expected surface wear with some indentations, scuffs, and scratches commensurate with age and use. The deep green paint on the mold is old and likely orginal to the piece. Both pieces show nice age patina.

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18th C. American Tin Candlestick & Candle Mold

Estimate $300 - $450Jan 27, 2020
Starting Price $125
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