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Antique Silver George II Chester Hallmarked Chamberstick & Snuffer made in 1744


A very rare early Chester silver chamberstick of plain circular form with matching snuffer.

Date 1744
Made By Richard Richardson of Chester
Location Chester
Stock Number W57x23

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Maker: Richard Richardson of Chester

A very rare early Chester silver chamberstick of plain circular form with matching snuffer.

The chamberstick is in excellent condition and still retains its original snuffer (silver standard hallmarked).

The chamberstick is plain, unembellished and is of a good gauge.

Early Chester silver is rare and finding a chamberstick with its matching snuffer is of great rarity.

Dimensions: length (across handle) 16.25 cm, width 14 cm, height 9 cm; weight 9.8 troy oz.

Richard Richardson of Chester

By far the most prolific family of silversmiths in Chester was the Richardson family. The first was Richard Richardson (1674 – 1729).

The Richardson family dominated the production of silver in Chester throughout the 18th century. The greatest Chester silversmith was Richard Richardson II – his work typifies delicacy, lightness and elegance.

The official Chester Assay Office had been established in 1701, and silver in Georgian Chester was produced by several makers in addition to the Richardsons.

Delivery Details

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Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

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