Minature chamberstick with extinguisher
a (chamberstick): 2 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 5/8 in. (5.4 x 9.8 x 9.2 cm)
b (extinguisher): 2 x 1 x 3/4 in. (5.1 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm)
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.
Gift of Lena Cadwalder Evans
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, King's head in an oval
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