Wooden Pricket   Wooden Pricket   Wooden Pricket

Extremely rare wooden pricket in original paint, circa 18th century. 7 ½" tall and 2 ¾" wide across base. Has a carved wooden spike to be inserted in and secure a candle, as opposed to a metal one. The spike is slightly blunted from use but still is serviceable. (We understand that the custom in the late 18th and nineteenth centuries was to use prickets with wooden spikes until they broke or burned off and then replace them with metal ones). Excellent Floral decorations done with bold floral paint that we believe was tempera, which forms a strong bond and resists wear from use. This piece obviously was treasured and carefully maintained by its owners, probably over several generations. (CQ-19).
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Wooden Pricket

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