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Victorian Brass Chamberstick with Vulture / Money motif

Victorian Brass Chamberstick with Vulture / Money motif

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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Pre 1920: Item # 1330533

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Victorian Brass Chamberstick with motif of large muscular Vulture, bare chest guarding the family money chest (1837 - 1901) Curled, long tail is finger grip for the chamberstick. Vulture holds two bags of money tightly against his chest. On one side of belt are keys and the other side a small money bag. In excellent condition 7 3/4" high x 2 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" deep. According to, one can find examples of various chambersticks in books about candlesticks and/or lighting in the 18th-20th centuries. The catalogue of the Lear Collection is one of the few catalogues which has a section on chambersticks. It carries the explanation that the term “chamberstick” and “hand candlestick”, denoting a portable candle holder usually of pan-form and incorporating a carrying handle, are found in many 16th and 17th century English inventories.