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Georgian Silver Chamberstick - Fletcher Family Crest     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1823
Period: George IV
Year: 1822
Silversmith: John & James Settle
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 1 650.00
Weight: 218 grams
Dimensions: 14.4 cm diameter, 9.5 cm height
Condition: Excellent, complete with original snuffer. No dents or repairs, light scratches to pan.

Description: A lovely Georgian silver chamberstick, of good quality and gauge, that is still in excellent condition. The pan is circular but with an octagonal design, the border has alternating devices (one floral, one more rectangular). The candle nozzle is also octagonal, with a column design. The flying scroll handle has a cast thumb-piece with engraved family crest, and slot for holding the companion extinguisher. The chamberstick also has its original detachable conical extinguisher (sometimes called dunce cap extinguisher) with acorn finial, this is also engraved with the same family crest, its attachment has the same floral motif as on the pan. The hallmarks are very clear on both pan and extinguisher, and include Sheffield hallmarks for 1822 and makers mark I&J.S. for John and James Settle, who worked between 1814 and 1824. A number of impressive pieces by these makers have survived, including a pair of impressive wine coolers that can be seen on the Rau website (www.rauantiques.com). The crest , a "demi-lion rampant azure holding in its dexter paw a cross crosslet fitchy argent", is for the Scottish family of Fletcher, from Aberlady or Ballinshoe. A heraldic report of this family crest accompanies this chamberstick. Chambersticks were an extremely useful item before electricity, used to light the way when moving about the house. The large pan caught dripping wax, so the design was practical as well. Given they were used on a daily basis, few have survived in good condition, this is an exception.
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