Wonderful Double Spill vase

No. RDA15585

Wonderful double spill Staffordshire vase with crenelated towers flanking an arch with a clock.

The clock has two cherubs grape vines and other architectural detail.

Note the way the number four is done.

Also, the clock says 7 minutes past 7.

Spills were tightly rolled up, cone shaped strips of newspaper about 12 inches long for transferring fire around the house.  

Once one candle was lit - rather than striking flint and steel again - or  later, crude sulfur matches - the spill was lit at the open end of the cone and the flame would burn slower and slower as the cone was tighter -  as you walked around the room lighting candles and lamps.

  • OriginEnglish
  • CircaMid 19th century
  • MaterialStaffordshire
  • Height10 1/2 in
  • Price$450.00
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