A fine & unusual set of four George III Chamber Candlesticks made in London in 1808 by William Fountain.
A fine & unusual set of four George III Chamber Candlesticks made in London in 1808 by William Fountain.
A fine & unusual set of four George III Chamber Candlesticks made in London in 1808 by William Fountain.

A fine & unusual set of four George III Chamber Candlesticks made in London in 1808 by William Fountain.

1808 London

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The Chambersticks unusually have a square base, rather than the more usual circular style. The outside border is decorated with gadrooning and anthemion motifs, in addition to Rococo shells. The main shaft rises to a square socket decorated with scallop shells flanked by acanthus foliage. The detachable nozzles are decorated with a border identical to the base. The conical extinguisher is decorated with gadrooning and terminates in an acorn finial. This is attached to the side handle which displays a scallop shell motif. The Chambersticks are fully marked on the base, nozzles and extinguisher. As you will appreciate, it is most unusual to find a complete set of four chambersticks, whose design is certainly influenced by those of Paul Storr. William Fountain was for some time partner of Daniel Pontifex, a very fine quality maker, who enjoyed the patronage of George III.
Dimensions
Height 4.00 inch (10.16 cm)
Width 6.00 inch (15.24 cm)
Depth 4.90 inch (12.45 cm)
Weight 63.00oz t (1959.30g)
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