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Antique Silver George III Chamberstick made in 1817


A lovely antique silver George III chamberstick, which still retains its steel wick trimmers. It has a gadroon border and is engraved with a nice period family crest.

Date 1817
Made By John Mewburn
Location London
Stock Number W48x20

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Maker: John Mewburn

A lovely antique silver George III chamberstick, which still retains its steel wick trimmers. It has a gadroon border and is engraved with a nice period family crest.

It is made in 1817 by John Mewburn of London and is in good condition with a lovely weight.

The additional steel wick trimmers are quite rare as they are often, either missing, or, get thrown away. In the middle years of the 19th century, the wick trimmer became unnecessary as the new style candles did not need to be trimmed.

Dimensions: height 16.5cm, base 9.4 cm; weight 13 troy oz.

John Mewburn

John Mewburn was baptised on 6 February 1762 at St Andrew, Holborn, an area near Hatton Garden. He was the son of John and Rebecca Mewburn of Purpool Lane (today called Portpool Lane, off Gray’s Inn Road) and was the youngest of their four children.

Since he is known to have practised as a silversmith in London, he had to have been a guild member, so records were explored at the private library of the Goldsmiths’ Company in Goldsmiths’ Hall on Foster Lane in London. John appears in the Black Book of the Goldsmiths’ Company as, Mewburn John; father John; Master Jn Crouch Vol 8, page 302; 1777, Bound in name of Nubron Freedom 4 Jul 1792; Livery June 18.

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