States China Chamberstick
The States China design was created exclusively for Martha Washington by a representative of the Dutch East India Company. The original plate, decorated with a linked chain with the names of the 15 states in the union, a serpent swallowing its tail, symbolizing eternity and strength, and Martha Washington's monogram, surrounded by a laurel wreath, symbolizing victory. Candle not included.
Size is 4 ½” D by 1 ¾” H.
Numerous examples of the States China are on display at the Museum and Education Center at Mount Vernon. View the original pattern in Mount Vernon's collection