A USN marked Meriden Britannia Chamberstick
This gadrooned decorated pewter chamberstick is marked by the Meriden Britannia Company. The saucer is engraved USN, likely for the United States Navy with a letter above this. This would date from the period of the Civil War. Perhaps this was used aboard a ship.
The mark is an inset disc stamped like a coin. The bebeche is a modern cast replacement made like the originals.
The metal is in good condition with some pitting to the underside of the base.
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