Need to identify Albert Gannon Candle Holder? c.1906 - 1914

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Need to identify Albert Gannon Candle Holder? c.1906 - 1914

Postby skippers » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:17 pm

Hi, I have a type of sterlingcandle holder that I haven't been able to identify. It was made by Albert Gannon, Philadelphia, PA. He was active c.1906 - 1914, and his works were retailed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle. I have sent them pictures, and the people I talked to have no idea what this is. I thought it might be a warmer for a chafing dish, but can't prove it. It is about 4 1/2" tall x 2 1/4" in diameter, not counting the hollow handle which is open at the top. It has a string-like candle in it that sticks up through the hole in the removable lid. It weighs 5.6oz.

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Re: Need to identify Albert Gannon Candle Holder? c.1906 - 1

Postby skippers » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:45 pm

skippers wrote:Hi, I have a type of sterlingcandle holder that I haven't been able to identify. It was made by Albert Gannon, Philadelphia, PA. He was active c.1906 - 1914, and his works were retailed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle. I have sent them pictures, and the people I talked to have no idea what this is. I thought it might be a warmer for a chafing dish, but can't prove it. It is about 4 1/2" tall x 2 1/4" in diameter, not counting the hollow handle which is open at the top. It has a string-like candle in it that sticks up through the hole in the removable lid. It weighs 5.6oz.

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Hi, I have a type of candle holder that I haven't been able to identify. It was made by Albert Gannon, Philadelphia, PA. He was active c.1906 - 1914, and his works were retailed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle. I have sent them pictures, and the people I talked to have no idea what this is. I thought it might be a warmer for a chafing dish, but can't prove it. It is about 4 1/2" tall x 2 1/4" in diameter, not counting the hollow handle which is open at the top. It has a string-like candle in it that sticks up through the hole in the removable lid. It weighs 5.6oz.
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Re: Need to identify Albert Gannon Candle Holder? c.1906 - 1

Postby dognose » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:55 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

It's a waxjack. If you look at google images you'll see similar items.

Trev.

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Re: Need to identify Albert Gannon Candle Holder? c.1906 - 1

Postby skippers » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:34 pm

Trev, many thanks for the identification. I have had this piece for about 5 years, and every time I have tried to ID it, have come to a dead end. Best Regards, Skip


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