Spelter Candlestick and Snuffer

Production date
Circa 1904
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Object detail

Spelter (EPNS) candlestick with detachable snuffer. This was made around 1904. Spelter is a zinc alloy, and was commonly used in the 19th century to make cheap cast articles resemble bronze such as this candlestick. Spelter is relatively soft and breaks easily. It has a very ornate design with delicate swirl patterns around the base of the candlestick, and where the candle is held.
Production date
Circa 1904
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Object type
70 mm x 350 mm x 300 mm
Materials/<materials by composition>/inorganic material/<metal and metal products>/metal/<metal by composition or origin>/nonferrous metal/<copper and copper alloy>/copper alloy/copper-nickel alloy/nickel silver
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