The 'Grove' candlestick by Unknown Artist

Folding pricket candlestick.

Details

Medium:
Enamelled and gilded copper
Dimensions:
18 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
1984
Vendor:
Church Commissioners

Made of gilded copper and decorated with champleve enamels in white, red and blue, it has three legs, terminating with zoomorphic heads whish rotate on the rivet attaching them to the stem. Pricket means with the point rising from the drip-pan to pierce the base of the candle and hold it in place. Excavated at Grove Priory, a convent till 1289 and then the residence of Margaret of Woodstock, daughter of Edward I, whose armorial devices are thought to be those on the candlestick.

Provenance

Excavated at the site of Grove Priory, near Bedford.

Venue details

Wardown House – Museum and Gallery Old Bedford Road, LUTON Bedfordshire LU2 7HA 01582 546722 www.wardownparkmuseum.com

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 1pm – 5pm

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