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Marked underneath the base with clear English silver hallmarks for London 1714. Circa 1720 Sold A lovely little antique silver toy chamberstick with the long handle typical of the period.
Candle flames were extinguished using a candle douter (or snuffer); either a small cone on the end of a long handle or a dual purpose scissor like tool which could both extinguish the candle flame and also cut the wick of the candle for reuse. Makers mark probably John Penfold (see photo of Jacksons page 148). These fine candlesticks stand on square canted corner bases with reed columns and multiple gadroon borders. To the front of the base there is a hand engraved coat of arms with a decorative cartouche.
Elkington held Royal Warrants for Queen Victoria, King Edward VI, King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI. name is still in use today as manufacturers under the auspices of British Silverware Ltd.
Elkington partecipated in the Metalware section of the 1851 Great Exhibition held in Hyde Park in London in the specially constructed Crystal Palace.
Elkington & Co exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with enormous success.
In 1885 Elkington registered designs by Christopher Dresser.