Antique Silver Chamberstick
Maker: Edward Barton
A plain styled antique sterling silver chamber stick with matching candle snuffer and candle nozzle. Attractive shaped borders. Initial “E”...
A plain styled antique sterling silver chamber stick with matching candle snuffer and candle nozzle. Attractive shaped borders. Initial “E” engraved to all 3 pieces.
Total weight 414 grams, 13.3 troy ounces.
Height 9 cm, 12 cm to top of snuffer.
Diameter of base 15 cms.
Maker Edward Barton.
Literature: Chambersticks first made an appearance in the 17th century and early examples are now very hard to find. Originally they were made in sets as a household would need many chambersticks. They were used for lighting the way to bed and because of the movement created when they were carried about they needed a large drip pan to catch the wax. The earliest examples have straight handles (first flat, then tubular) which were superceded in the first part of the 18th century by a ring handle. Gradually the design evolved and from the mid 18th century onwards they usually had a matching conical snuffer although from about 1790 onwards some were made with an aperture at the base of the stem to take a pair of scissor snuffers.
This useful go to bed candlestick is in very good condition. All 3 pieces are stamped with a set of English silver hallmarks and matching. There is a tiny dink to the top surface of the pan and to the snuffer, slight scratching on the surface of the nozzle. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Maker: Edward Barton
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