Antique 1840's American Pewter Candlestick Signed R. Gleason - Boston ~ Nr
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Antique 1840's American Pewter Candlestick Signed R. Gleason - Boston ~ Nr:
Antique 1840's American Pewter Candlestick
Signed R. Gleason - Boston Candlestick is in great condition. ( see all pictures) It measures app. 7 inches tall and 4 inches across the base.Roswell Gleason (1799-1887) came to Dorchester as a junior tinsmith and later took over the business where he was employed.
By the mid-19thcentury had earned a fortune in the manufacture of pewter and silver-plated objects for home use--candlesticks, lamps and table-ware.
He married Rebecca Vose, from a wealthy Dorchester/Milton family,
and they built a mansion in Gothic Revival style at the corner of Park and Washington Street adjacent to their business.
(source, Dorchester Atheneum)
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