270 English 19th Century Sterling Chamberstick

An 1829 English Sterling chamberstick. The chamberstick base is comprised of 3 detailed leaves with the naturalistic form which was used in this period in Birmingham, as well as in other places in England. It is a relatively small chamberstick with the candle holder also covered in leaves, and the handle resembling a sweeping branch. Probably used for melting sealing wax it is fully marked, city mark of Birmingham, date letter 1829, and the makers mark T&P for Taylor & Perry. The removable bobeche is also marked with the makers and the date letter mark. The chamberstick measures 7.5 cm across the base and stands 3.5 cm high. It weighs 25 grams.