19th Cent Hogscraper Candlestick

19th Cent Hogscraper Candlestick

Code: 11062


W: 13cm (5.1")H: 19cm (7.5")


19th Cent Hogscraper Candlestick. Early example with ejector all working.

When a pig was killed it was rolled in hot ashes and these scrapers were used to remove the bristles in a circular motion. When they were not being used they doubled up as candlesticks. The earlier examples had the downward-facing scraper. Later derivations had the cup facing upwards and were just for lighting only.