Minature chamberstick with extinguisher

Object Number: 
1939.111ab
Date: 
1816/17
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, chamberstick): 2 1/8 × 3 7/8 × 3 5/8 in. (5.4 × 9.8 × 9.2 cm) Overall (b, extinguisher): 2 in. × 1 in.
Marks: 
engraved: on the saucer: a lion rampant on fess over the initials, "L. B. C." in gothic script stamped: on the base: "I C/ W R" in a quatrefoil, lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, crowned leopard's head in a shield, "a" in a chamfered rectangle, Kin
Description: 
Cast and wrought silver chamberstick and extinguisher; urn-shaped socket with a flared lip and applied, circular, concave, drip pan with a reeded rim on a baluster stem, seamed down the center; stem applied to a circular, saucer base, domed in the center, with an applied, gadrooned rim; engraved with a lion rampant on fess over the initials, "L. B. C." in gothic script on the saucer; reeded ring handle applied to one side of the rim; square socket applied to the side of the socket to hold the extinguisher; cast, conical extinguisher, seamed down the center with an applied reed rim and a cast ball finial; squared hook, to hang extinguisher, applied on the center of the body; makers' marks stamped on the base of the chamberstick.
Gallery Label: 
This chamberstick and extinguisher belonged to the Corse family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lena Cadwalder Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group