An 18th century spiral candlestick with an unusual turned base. The conical shaped base has been turned on a lathe and has a series of mouldings as way of decoration. Usually these are absent from such bases. Very similar one is illustrated in the book Rushlights and Related Holders by Robert Ashley page 179, described as possibly from Penrith.
Lovely tight iron spiral coming straight from the base with a side traveller tp move the candle up and down and a carrying handle to avoid wax dripping directly on your hand and for hooking on to a barrel.
It measures 19.5cm h x 9.5cm w.