Category: Other Travel Items
A rare, silver plated brass Bracket Candlestick.
The candlestick is fixed to the bracket on a knuckle joint allowing it to be used at a number of different angles. The bracket, has a bolt, which cannot be removed, to fix it to a piece of furniture or tent pole etc. The candle sconce can be unscrewed from the bracket to reduce the size for travel with both parts stamped 7 7. It is also stamped to the side Registered April 21st 1873 No. 6456. It is engraved with 3 D.G.D.S. under the Prince of Wales feathers for the 3rd Dragoons to one side and a with a stag's head on sable crest with an E below to the other.
A number of families used this crest but those whose names begin with E did not provide an officer to the 3rd Dragoons within a 10 year period after 1873. Frederick John George Murray, whose family also used a stag's head crest was a Captain in the regiment in 1873. He joined the Prince of Wales' Regiment as a Cornet in 1862 eventually rising to the rank of Colonel.
This candlestick is from Peter Bronson's collection and is illustrated in British Campaign Furniture by Brawer. It is the only example we have seen of this design. Circa 1873.