Rare Pair of English Sterling Silver Chambersticks Mortimer & Hunt of London! This rare & superb quality pair of chambersticks are made of heavy gauge sterling silver with figurel snakes cast silver handles.They have removable inserts and retain their original snuffers. They have the makers mark for the famous John Mortimer & John Samuel Hunt of London, (IM & ISH) with crown above.
Under this new partnership, John Samuel Hunt entered his first set of marks ISH (in a similar indented punch to the previous PS mark) at Goldsmiths' Hall on 17th January 1839. Meanwhile the firm had relocated its shop to 156 New Bond Street, its manufactory remaining at 17 Harrison Street, and on 30th December 1839 entered a new set of marks IM & ISH (with and without a crown above). When John Mortimer retired in 1843, the Hunts took Robert Roskell as a partner and C. Hancock, continuing the business as'Hunt & Roskell'. They have the date letter for 1840, along with the number 268 and measure approximately 2 + ¾ inches tall to the top of their handle by 5 + ½ inches diameter.
They are decorated with a fancy coat of arms with a combined weight of 721 grams or 23.18 troy ounces and are in excellent condition, as can be seen in the photos. Important Notice for International Customers. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "coasttocoast_antiques_nh" and is located in this country: US.
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