A very nice Spanish Colonial silver chamberstick dating from the late 16th to the early 17th century. It is decorated with repousse floral patterns and beaded rims in the center of the lobed drip pan, having an applied figural cast handle. Marked on the handle thumbpiece and the pan.
This special chamberstick shows signs of wear and old repairs. What wouldn′t, after over 300 years of service. It would seem that it is ready for yet another 300.
The chamberstick is 8 1/2" across the handle, 5 1/4" in diameter (pan) and 2 1/2" tall, weighing 165 grams or 5.3 ozs. Troy.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition, having use marks consistent with age and normal use, with no monograms, removals, repairs or modifications, make this an especially attractive offering.
Floral Beaded Chamberstick Spanish Colonial Silver Late 16th Early 17th Century