This whimsical bronze candlestick was designed by Ernest Thompson Seton for the Rowfant Club, an exclusive bibliophilic society established in Cleveland, Ohio in 1892.
The bronze candlestick was originally issued in an edition of 100, cast by Tiffany Studios in Corona, Queens in 1903.
Expertly modeled by J.L. Clark of the American Museum of Natural History, the candlestick takes the form of a groundhog, sitting on an open book, raising up a candle in homage to the club’s motto (“Light Seeking Light Doth Light of Light beguile”).
Height: 8 ¾ inches (22.2 cm)
Width: 4 ¼ inches (10.8 cm)
Depth: 5 ⅛ inches (12.7 cm)