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Antique George I Silver Taperstick

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Stock: 9144

Date: 1725

Maker: Joseph Healy

Country: England

A delightful little antique sterling silver taper stick of plain early design with baluster stem and square octagonal foot with...

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Description

Description

A delightful little antique sterling silver taper stick of plain early design with baluster stem and square octagonal foot with a sunken well. Cast silver.

Weight 116 grams, 3.7 troy ounces.

Height 11 cms. Base 7×7 cm.

London 1725.

Maker Joseph Healy.

Literature: Tapersticks, averaging about 5 inches high, are miniature table candlesticks used to hold a wax taper. Tapersticks were not used for lighting but melted sticks of wax for sealing letters or gave a flame for tobacco pipes or large candles. They are rarer than candlesticks and very few existed prior to the Queen Anne period. They usually appear in singles and pairs of tapersticks command a premium price.

Condition

This lovely taper stick is in very good condition. Excellent patina. With a full set of English silver hallmarks under the base. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: Joseph Healy

Joseph Healy, free of the Barber Surgeons by patrimony 1724,. Two marks (Sterling and New Standard) entered as largeworker 1725.

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