A Christopher Dresser designed brass chamberstick for Richard Perry Son & Co c1885. Brass chamberstick with circular wax pan with pulled rim forming a looped handle. Central cylindrical candle-holder raised within the wax pan. Factory mark to base Richard Perry Son & Co Wolverhampton. The chamberstick measures 12 cm to the top of the handle and 22 cm maximum length. Diameter of wax pan is 17 cm. (Candle not included.)

 

Richard Perry (1780-1863) and his sons Edward (1800-1869) and George (1805-1877) were all japanners in the Old Hall Tin & Japan Works in Wolverhampton before setting up on their own c1828. Whilst Richard and his son, George went into business, establishing Richard Perry & Son – Edward chose to go into partnership with William Shoolbred (this partnership being dissolved in 1839). It appears that Edward’s firm was the more successful – h