Georgian Silver Chamber Stick by Paul Storr

Date: 1824

Maker: Paul Storr

Country: England

Stock Number: 8846

A handsome antique sterling silver chamberstick with plain classic styling and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you'd expect from this world famous English silversmith. The matching candle snuffer and nozzle are detachable. Weight 361 grams, 11.6 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Spread 17.5 cms. Diameter 15 cms. London 1824. Maker Paul Storr.

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 The earliest examples have straight handles (first flat, then tubular) which were superceded in the first part of the 18th century by a ring handle.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.

Signed/Inscribed: London 1824. Maker Paul Storr.

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