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ROYAL - A very fine George III Chamber Candlestick made in London in 1808 by John Emes.


The Chamberstick has a circular base with raised rim decorated with gadrooning. The central shaft rises to a tulip shaped socket with detachable nozzle, also decorated with gadrooning. The conical extinguisher terminates in an acorn finial and has a gadrooned base. The handle has an applied thumbpiece engraved with a set of script initials. The Chamberstick is in excellent condition and is fully marked on all three sections. The base is engraved with the contemporary initial A below the Coronet of a Prince or Princess of the blood Royal. Our research has concluded that it could either be Princess Amelia or Princess Augusta Sophia. Princess Amelia had a short and rather tragic life, being surrounded by scandal by her possibly marrying in controvention of the Royal Marriage Act, to General the Honourable Charles Fitzroy. When she died her estate passed to the Prince of Wales who had all of her silver erased of its coronets and cyphers. With this in mind we can conclude that the initial and Coronet is that of Princess Augusta Sophia, sixth child and second daughter of King George III & Queen Charlotte. She was born at Buckingham House on 8th November 1768 and was said to be the favourite daughter of the King. She died at Clarence House on 22nd September, 1840 and is buried in St Georges Chapel Windsor. The initials on the thumb piece must relate to a successive owner.

Height: 3.5 inches, 8.75cm

Base Diameter: 4.9 inches, 12.25cm

Weight: 8oz