Candlestick

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Copper alloy candlestick. Square base, a double band of beaded decoration around the lower end of the base and a single band around the upper end. Manufactured in two sections. 'Baluster' style stem, joined to the base by hammering or clinching.
Concretion removed from base highlights the imprint of the beaded decoration. Concretion x 7 pieces located at CS/E/8/5
Measurements
Ht 142, Base 105 x 105
Media/Materials description
Copper alloy
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Copper candlestick. Square base; a double band of beaded decoration around the lower end of the base and a single band around the upper end. Manufactured in two sections. 'Baluster' style stem, joined to the base by hammering or clinching. Found in the area of the Lieutenants' cabins.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA4829

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