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Chamberstick: M.38-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: South, William

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Description

Silver; circular dish-shaped base with handle set at right angles to the base

Silver; the circular dish-shaped base with a raised centre supporting a cylindrical sconce. The side of the sconce is pierced with a long vertical bone-shaped hole, presumable to hold a mechanism for the raising of the candle. The long spatulate handle is hollow.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 250 g
Weight: 8 oz

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960-12-13) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

Early 18th Century
Queen Anne
1705 CE - 1706 CE

Components of the work

Dish Diameter 13.5 cm Diameter 5 ½ in
To Rim Height 2 cm Height ⅝ in
Handle To Rim Width 24 cm Width 9½ in

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'LC' in a circle

  • Text: LC
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Ownership inscription
  • Text: W*N 8:8:12
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: lion's head erased

  • Location: On the upper side of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: Britannia

  • Location: On the upper side of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: k
  • Location: On the upper side of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: SO
  • Location: On the upper side of the base and on the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.38-1961
Primary reference Number: 119249
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 January 2019 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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