Georgian Silver Chamberstick
Maker: S C Younge & Co
A good antique sterling silver chamber stick with matching candle snuffer and candle nozzle. Very pretty shaped borders. Hand engraved...
A good antique sterling silver chamber stick with matching candle snuffer and candle nozzle. Very pretty shaped borders. Hand engraved crest and motto to the snuffer and pan. Total weight 406 grams, 13 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter of base 15 cms. Sheffield 1829. Maker S.C Younge & Co.
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 The earliest examples have straight handles (first flat, then tubular) which were superceded in the first part of the 18th century by a ring handle.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 attractive chamberstick is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Every piece is original, and stamped with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks. Matching crest, motto and initials on the snuffer and pan. There are a couple of minor dinks on the candle snuffer. 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: S C Younge & Co
S,C Younge, Sheffield silversmith working 1811..1831. Mark entered Jul 1811.
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