Candlestick ejector key

Photo: Northamptonshire County Council CC By SA2.0
Object type: Candle Holder
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 14/07/2022
Location: Stratford-on-Avon


These keys were used to eject the stem of a candlestick.  This trefoil shape is an early eighteenth century introduction. This example has been dated to 1800 – 1900.