Unusual Edwardian Silver match striker chamberstick by Joseph Gloster, hallmarked Birmingham 1908
A most impressive and unusual Edwardian silver chamberstick / candlestick. Unusual as the sconce is designed to act as a match striker. Beautifully designed, the wax pan is circular with a wavy-line edge. It has a circular handle sitting on one side. The central match striker sconce sits neatly in the centre slightly graduating from the base to a smaller diameter at the top which further enhances the lovely aesthetics of this piece. It sits nicely stable and is a good heavy gauge silver that feels nice to hold in the hand.
Very clear hallmarks are visible for the Birmingham Assay office with a date mark for 1908 and Lion Passant indicating the finest sterling silver. The maker's marks are also very clear for Joseph Gloster.
Condition: A lovely chamberstick in Antique collector's condition.
Hallmarks and maker's marks: Birmingham 1908 by Joseph Gloster.
Height: 3.9 cm approx.
Width at widest part: 10.6 cm approx.
Weight: 59 grams approx.