Old Sturbridge Village Handmade Redware Pottery Chamberstick Short

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The functional yet decorative table decor perfect for elevating your at-home dining. The Chamberstick Short is a candle holder designed to prevent wax from dripping everywhere. 

Product Details:

  • Care: dishwasher safe
  • Each chamberstick is handmade so no two are exactly the same size, shape or color.
  • Holds any standard tapered candle
  • Dimensions: approx. 4.5" x 3.5" x 1.5"
  • Handmade by Old Sturbridge Village potters
  • Signed on the bottom
  • Candle not included

History: Chambersticks are distinct because they are designed to be carried. They are shorter in height, with a flat, circular base that was sometimes ornamentally shaped. This was to catch any dripping wax, keeping it from falling onto the floor or coming into contact with clothing. Other features of the chamberstick are a central socket to hold the candle, a sconce which can sometimes be removed, and a handle to the side. Some examples even feature a snuffer. The name is directly related to the purpose of the item, as chambersticks were mainly used for escorting one to and around their chambers without getting wax everywhere. They can be made from silver, brass, pewter or porcelain. The materials used changed roughly with the centuries, making dating examples easier than with many items.

Additional Product Details

Bring a piece of Old Sturbridge Village into your home by purchasing a piece of Village-made redware.  Drink your cup of coffee in a handmade, one-of-a-kind mug, serve lemonade in a beautifully sculpted pitcher, or provide contrast to a green salad by serving it on a redware platter.  All pottery is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.

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