Pewter Chamberstick with Owl Match Holder

An Arts and Crafts pewter chamberstick depicting an owl and a leaf. Second-hand.
Availability: Out of stock.
Stock ID: 1072

What's for sale?

This is a charming, Arts and Crafts chamberstick featuring an owl. It's made from pewter and has a beautiful, dark satin patina.

The design is of a leaf, with an owl perched on the end of the branch (the handle), and two bell shaped flowers, one for the candle sconce, the other for the snuffer.

The flowing design has obviously been inspired by nature, but it is still a practical and useful object. The owl's head flips back on its hinge, allowing matches to be stored inside and the candle can be extinguished easily by the snuffer.

There are no marks to identify the maker, just the numbers 11 and 780 engraved into the base. The Arts and Crafts movement flourished from around 1880 until the 1920s. This certainly could have been made during that time.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In good condition
  • No missing parts
  • The hinge for the owl's head is loose but still operational
  • There are marks and scratches in many places
  • The sconce is slightly out of shape

What are the measurements?

  • 7cm high (2.75 inches)
  • 9.5cm wide (3.75 inches)
  • 17 cm from the front to the handle (about 6.75 inches)
  • 304 grams

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
Period19th century (1800-1899)
PeriodEarly 20th century (1900-1949)
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