Swedish silver chambersticks, Gustav Mollenborg, Stockholm 1860
A very fine pair of Swedish silver chambersticks,
by Gustav Mollenborg of Stockholm
hallmarked for 1860
Measuring 4.25 inches in height, 5 inches across base
.830 silver content, 475 grams
An exceptionally fine and unusual pair of Swedish silver chambersticks, mark of Gustav Mollenborg, Stockholm, 1860. Organic in form, the wide base highly chased and embellished with naturalistic scrolling vines bearing fruits, flowers and leaves in high relief, the elegant waisted and lobed stem rising to the baluster-shaped socket raised on four acanthus leaves, the detachable pierced and highly chased nozzles encircled with naturalistic fruiting vines echoing those on the bases.
The chambersticks are hallmarked on each base and on the underside of each sconce. All four full sets of hallmarks are stong and clear – reading GM (for maker, Gustav Mollenborg), F (city stamp), three crowns (control stamp, .830 pure silver), crowned head of patron saint St. Erik (city stamp, Stockholm), H.5 (date letter, for the year 1860).
A fine pair of Swedish silver chambersticks, Gustav Mollenborg Stockholm, 1860