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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Lighting equipment https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment.html Candlestick https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment/candlestick-15787.html Mon, 06 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candlestick  
Description: The upper part of a two-part candlestick of the late medieval to early post-medieval period. The holder is of hollow hexagonal cross-section, with a slot through it to facilitate candle height adjustment. Below the holder, there is a transverse ring with an integral rivet, which attached it to the (missing) saucer-shaped base.

Cf. PAS: SUR-3469F0
Category: Medieval, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Portable Candle Holder https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment/portable-candle-holder-14028.html Mon, 23 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Portable Candle Holder  
Description: The cast spike only of a portable candle holder of the late medieval to early post-medieval period. The sheet-metal arm and candle-cup to which it was attached have been lost. It has a lateral semi-circular lug with three slots (which allowed the angle of the candle to be adjusted) and a central hole with the remnants of an iron pin.

For a more complete example of similar type, see UKDFD 6426.
Category: Medieval, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Portable Candlestick Holder https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment/portable-candlestick-holder-685.html Sun, 02 Oct 2005 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Portable Candlestick Holder  
Description: A medieval portable candlestick holder, probably dating to the 14th or 15th century.

These rarely seen artefacts are known in London, including an ingenious adjustable version allowing for three different positions fixed by a folding tab. There is also a similar one to this particular find illustrated in Craft Industry and Everyday Life: Finds from Medieval York, this from Bedern in an early 15th century context. Three other examples from Hull (Excavations in High Street and Blackfriargate) these all coming from 14th century deposits.

Although not common finds and these artefacts are seldom seen, it is quite likely that some, when found have gone unrecognised particularly as they can easily become crushed and damaged.
Category: Medieval, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Portable Candle Holder https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment/portable-candle-holder-6426.html Wed, 21 Mar 2007 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Portable Candle Holder  
Description: A portable candle holder of the late medieval to early post-medieval period. The assembly consists of a cast spike and a folded sheet-metal arm. The cup that held the candle is missing. The spike has a lateral semicircular lug with three slots, which allowed the angle of the candle to be adjusted. The arm has two rivets for attaching the (missing) cup, and on the lower one a sheet-metal tab, sandwiched between the two sides, is pivoted. The opposite end of the tab was engaged in the chosen slot in the lug by rotating it on the pivot and 'closing' it in the desired position.

The recorder notes that "along the bottom of the folded-back handle, there appears to be stamped very faintly "CHRIST OVR LORD" in uneven block capitals". The use of Roman letters tends to suggest that the candle holder might be a little later than the circa 14th to 15th century date to which they are usually assigned, although the inscription could be a later addition.
Category: Medieval, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Portable Candle Holder https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment/portable-candle-holder-29837.html Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Portable Candle Holder  
Description: A portable candle holder of the late medieval to early post-medieval period. The assembly consists of a cast stem with spike (spike now missing), a folded sheet-metal arm and a cup to hold the candle. The stem has a lateral semicircular lug with three slots, which allowed the angle of the candle to be adjusted. The cup is riveted to the arm, and on the lower rivet a sheet-metal tab, sandwiched between the two sides, is pivoted. The opposite end of the tab was engaged in the chosen slot in the lug by rotating it on the pivot and 'closing' it in the desired position. See Image 3 for illustration of method of operation.

Cf. UKDFD 685 and UKDFD 6426
Category: Medieval, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Portable Candle Holder https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment/portable-candle-holder-39382.html Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Portable Candle Holder  
Description: An incomplete portable candle holder of the late medieval to early post-medieval period. It consists of a folded sheet-metal arm, riveted to the cup that held the candle. The complete assembly would have been similar to that illustrated as Image 4, which also shows the method of operation.

Cf. UKDFD 29837
Category: Medieval, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Lamp Suspender https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment/lamp-suspender-14427.html Mon, 28 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Lamp Suspender  
Description: An incomplete damaged lamp-suspender of the late medieval period. The suspender is triple-branched, each branch terminating in a loop (loops missing) and with a central vertical stem. The stem terminates in a loop, and there is an additional loop at the centre of the underside.

The item is very similar to No. 900 in Brian Read’s Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, from where the present identification has been taken. Similar examples have previously been identified as scale-pan suspenders, but the presence of a loop at the centre of the underside, perhaps to suspend a cover or lid independently, would seem to favour the present identification. Read dates the two examples in his work to the late 14th or early 15th century.

A complete example is recorded as UKDFD 2166.
Category: Medieval, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Lamp Suspender https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment/lamp-suspender-42243.html Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Lamp Suspender  
Description: A damaged and incomplete lamp-suspender of the late medieval period. The suspender is triple-branched, each branch terminating in a loop (loops missing), and with a central vertical stem. The upper end of the stem also terminates in a loop, and there is an additional loop at the centre of the underside.

Similar examples of these objects have previously been identified as scale-pan suspenders, but the presence of a loop at the centre of the underside, perhaps to suspend a cover or lid independently, would seem to favour the present identification.

One of the MoL example referenced below was recovered from ceramic phase 11 (c.1350-1400); Read dates the two examples in his work to the late 14th or early 15th century.

A complete example of similar type is recorded as UKDFD 2166.
Category: Medieval, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Lamp Suspender https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment/lamp-suspender-48726.html Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Lamp Suspender  
Description: A damaged and incomplete lamp-suspender of the late medieval period. The suspender is triple-branched, each branch terminating in a loop (loops missing), and with a central vertical stem. The upper end of the stem also terminates in a loop, and there is an additional loop at the centre of the underside.

Similar examples of these objects have previously been identified as scale-pan suspenders, but the presence of a loop at the centre of the underside, perhaps to suspend a cover or lid independently, would seem to favour the present identification.

One of the MoL examples referenced below was recovered from ceramic phase 11 (c.1350-1400); Read dates the two examples in his work to the late 14th or early 15th century.

A complete example is recorded as UKDFD 2166.
Category: Medieval, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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Candlestick https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/lighting-equipment/candlestick-6382.html Fri, 16 Mar 2007 00:00:00 GMT Lighting equipment Candlestick  
Description: The upper part of a two-part candlestick of the late medieval to early post-medieval period. The holder is of hollow hexagonal cross-section, with a slot through it to facilitate candle height adjustment. Below the holder, there is a transverse ring with an integral rivet, which attached it to the (missing) saucer-shaped base.

Cf. PAS: SUR-3469F0
Category: Medieval, Lighting equipment
Category: Lighting equipment
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