The other day I read a highly interesting blog post
by the Muzeum Archeologiczne w Gdańsku presenting a type of candle
holder I hadn't come across yet. The candle is held securely by 6 pieces of wire and a sheet metal ring doubling as a handle at the top. A little plate at the bottom slides up and down to keep
the candle safely in place as it burns down. The solid wooden base guarantees the candle holder won't topple over too easily.
This type of candleholder can be seen e.g. in the painting Esau selling His Birthright (ca. 1627) by Hendrick ter Brugghen and was in use at least until the 18th century.