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Antique Silver Chamber Candlestick - Wakelin & Taylor     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1613
Period: George III
Year: 1784
Silversmith: Wakelin & Taylor
Place: London
Price: $ 880.00
Weight: 119 grams
Dimensions: 8.9 cm diameter
Condition: Chamberstick excellent, light scratches to drip pan, snuffer good, small dents to base of cone, nozzle also excellent.

Description: A delightful antique silver chamber candlestick, used for lighting one to bed. The chamberstick has a circular drip tray, and an attractive handle with reeded decoration. It has an original conical snuffer, which slots into the sconce, and removable nozzle, which made it easier to clean melted wax. Both the chamberstick and snuffer have a matching family crest of a stags head. The chamber candlestick was made by the important makers Wakelin & Taylor, Royal Goldsmiths who made a great deal of silver for the Prince of Wales, they also produced for the King. The snuffer and removable nozzle were made in 1799 ad 1801 by Joseph Taconet and William Stroud respectively, it was not unusual for the smaller items to be made by other makers. Given the matching crest on snuffer and chamberstick, we believe these to be original. The hallmarks are clear on all 3 pieces. The Wakelin and Taylor makers mark, complete with Fleur de Lys (Grimwade 1764) is excellent, this piece also has the rare incuse duty mark, only used in 1784 and 1785. Wakelin and Taylor were joined by Robert Garrard in 1792.
Antique Silver Chamber Candlestick - Wakelin & Taylor
antique silver chamber candlestick

Antique Silver Chamber Candlestick - Wakelin & Taylor
silver chamber candlestick, snuffer, nozzle

Antique Silver Chamber Candlestick - Wakelin & Taylor
matching Stags head crest

Antique Silver Chamber Candlestick - Wakelin & Taylor
back of silver chamberstick

Antique Silver Chamber Candlestick - Wakelin & Taylor
Antique silver snuffer with hallmarks

Antique Silver Chamber Candlestick - Wakelin & Taylor
Antique silver nozzle with hallmarks

Antique Silver Chamber Candlestick - Wakelin & Taylor
Incuse duty mark, silver hallmarks

Antique Silver Chamber Candlestick - Wakelin & Taylor
Wakelin & Taylor - Royal Goldsmiths

Antique Silver Chamber Candlestick - Wakelin & Taylor
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