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S/3342 Antique Irish Rushlight

An excellent example of an Irish rushlight attributed to County Kerry. The four leg crown base, with a flat ring, has a twistwork support and a conforming arm with a shaped open seam cone, small rectangular jaws and a large protruding rivet. The whole has an extremely good colour and patination.

An almost identical example is illustrated on page 117 in The Rushlight by Robert Ashleigh.

Sold 10 in. (25.5 cm.) High
4 in. (11.5 cm.) Diameter Irish Circa 1800