Candlestick

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Dublin Core

Title

Candlestick

Subject

South, Stanley A.
Archaeology.
Wachovia (N.C.)--History.
Artifacts.
Pottery.
Moravians.
Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.

Description

This unglazed candlestick is made of mottled buff, red, and dark gray clay. This piece was thrown on a potter’s wheel. Once the basic shape was established, a sharp tool was then used to cut the facets, and to carve out the cup for the candle.

This example was recovered in two pieces, with a third piece missing. Because it was found in Aust’s Waster Dump #2, it is known to have been made between 1756 and 1760. Similar pieces were recovered from his other waster dump, indicating he was producing this style until he moved to Salem in 1771.

It is labeled B51-4-1-6 on the bottom with black ink.

Dimensions: approximately 5.5” tall, 4” dia. base

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788

Date

1756-1760

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.25

Source

OC2-Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection Exhibit

Relation

Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box – Folder 2-96

Rights

Rights held by Historic Bethabara Park, Inc. Use and reproduction restrictions apply. Contact Historic Bethabara Park Archives.

Rights Holder

Historic Bethabara Park, Inc.

Citation

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788, “Candlestick,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed April 17, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/47.