This lovely heirloom quality Bristol Chamberstick is more fashionable than most, it has a modified hobnail design running around the top outer edge of the pan and also on the flared outer edge at the top of the chamberstick socket. The handle is an improvement on the single finger hole found on most chambersticks since this one allowed the use of two fingers for added comfort.
Cast in solid brass, then finished with a heavy pewter plating, it measures 3 " high and 4-7/8" in diameter with a 7/8" socket. The pewter finish is lacquered to maintain it's luster, the base is felted to protect fine finishes. Weight: 11 ounces.
Ships left British west coast ports like Liverpool and Bristol laden with goods for the Colonies. One popular export was a lovely chamberstick from Bristol that found its way into many public houses and homes. Nicer than most, this Bristol Chamberstick was a favorite in the "better" establishments.