This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver chamberstick (chamber candlestick) has a plain pear shaped form.
The plain bell shaped capital is unembellished and retains the original push fit hallmarked sconce.
The anterior portion of the wax pan is compartmentalised with a hinged hallmarked cover, comprising a vesta box.
The interior surface of the cover bears a textured panel/match striker.
The plain rounded wax pan and sconce are each encircled with applied gadroon decorated borders.
The border incorporates a plain receiver which allows the original hallmarked snuffer to sit securely.
The snuffer has a plain bell shaped form and is surmounted by a simplified wirework finial.
This silver chamberstick candle holder is fitted with a wirework style loop fingerpiece and supported by three plain wirework feet.
The underside of the chamberstick bears the retailers mark 'Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, 112 Regent ST'.
This impressive antique silver chamberstick / vesta box was crafted by the renowned silversmiths John Thomas Heath & John Hartshorne Middleton of Hukin & Heath, subsequently Hukin & Heath Ltd.
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