George III Antique Silver Chamber Stick by John Emes
Maker: John Emes
An elegant antique silver go to bed with plain classic styling and reed borders. To the front of the chamber...
An elegant antique silver go to bed with plain classic styling and reed borders. To the front of the chamber stick is a hand engraved crest. The matching candle snuffer and nozzle are detachable.
Weight 308 grams, 9.9 troy ounces.
Height 10 cms. Diameter 14 cms.
Maker John Emes.
Marks. The chamber stick is fully marked underneath. The snuffer has George’s head, lion passant and a rubbed date letter, no makers mark. The nozzle has just the makers mark (part stamped).
This attractive silver chamberstick is in excellent condition. The engraved crest is still sharp. All three pieces are matching.
Maker: John Emes
This manufacturing silversmiths, originally established by Anthony Nelme c.1680, passed to Francis Nelme on his death in 1722. Thomas Whipham took over in 1739, passing to his son Thomas Whipham jr 1756 who took Charles Wright as partner. Henry Chawner took over the business in 1786; Chawner had been Edward Barnard I’s master and Barnard’s son Edward became foreman of the firm. John Emes became a partner in 1796 and when Chawner retired Emes took over keeping Edward Barnard II as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca took Edward Barnard II as partner. Rebecca Emes retired In 1829 and Edward Barnard I became owner, together with his son Edward Barnard II, John Barnard and William Barnard, trading as Edward Barnard & Sons. After the retirement of Edward Barnard I the firm was continued by Edward Barnard II (1846-1851), John Barnard I (1846-1868), William Barnard (1846), Edward Barnard III (1868), Walter Barnard (1868-1903), John Barnard II (1868-1903), Michael Barnard (1896-1903), Stanley Barnard (1896-1903) and Robert Dubcock (1896). The firm became a limited liability company in 1910 as Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd
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