A wrought iron splint holder ‘peerman’, North European 18th century
The spung nip on a tall stem wrought with three S-scrolls for holding spare splints, on a tripod base
27.1/4in. (69.3 cm) high
Literature: The rushlight and related holders, A Regional View, Robert Ashley, Ashley Publications 2001. Illustrated page 286.
Slint holder. (Termed peerman in Scotland.) Central European: Austria, eastern Germany, Hungary and Czechoslovakia in particular. Ashley states this example was found in Austria.
Condition: Good, minor nibbling to one scoll foot.