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Maker(s):Wachusett Pottery (attributed to)
Culture:American
Title:taperstick
Date Made:late 19th century
Type:Lighting
Materials:ceramic: lead-glazed red earthenware (redware)
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; West Sterling
Measurements:Overall: 2 5/8 in x 4 in; 6.7 cm x 10.2 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2014.4.92
Credit Line:William T. Brandon Collection of American Redware and Ceramics
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Thrown (?), red earthenware taperstick has a socket with horizontal ribbing at the top and base, the attached handle is square in section and forms an oval loop, the dish is a shallow circular saucer, the whole piece appears to be unglazed and painted all over in brown, there is a gilt band on the candle socket. Possibly part of the Burton N. Gates collection. Could be Gates #121, notecard reads, "Cup and saucer candle stick. Red clay: painted. 2.5 in high./ Ornamentally turned: Painted decoration. Possibly Sterling./ Col. Gardner 1911." New England redware expert Justin Thomas attributed this candlestick to the Clark Pottery, c. 1870s.

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