The Chamberstick is modelled in the scarce and early 'frying pan' form. The main body is circular in form, with a raised reeded edge and the baluster shaped central section rises to an everted top.
The baluster shaped handle has bi-furcated scroll mouldings where it is attached to the main body and terminates in an urn shaped end. The handle is engraved with a contemporary Crest and the base displays a very crisp set of hallmarks.
This piece is in excellent condition and is of a very good colour and weight. This is one of the earliest forms of chamberstick and is very desirable being made by the scarce Huguenot silversmith, Abraham Buteux.
Buteux was born in 1698. His godfather was Simon Pantin and he was to go on to marry his daughter Elizabeth. He died in 1731 and his wife went on to marry the Royal Silversmith, Benjamin Godfrey. Buteux's work is very scarce, but always of the finest quality