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George II Antique Silver Tapersticks

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Stock: 9216

Date: 1751

Maker: John Café

Country: England

A delightful pair of little antique silver taper sticks with stepped bases and shell corners. Cast silver. One with a...

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Description

Description

A delightful pair of little antique silver taper sticks with stepped bases and shell corners. Cast silver. One with a hand engraved crest.

Total weight 290 grams, 9.3 troy ounces.
Height 12 cms. Base width 7.4 cm.
London 1751.
Maker John Cafe, known for his candlesticks.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Marked underneath in four corners with a full set of clear and matching English silver hallmarks.

Literature: Tapersticks, averaging about 5 inches high are miniature table candlesticks used to hold a wax taper. They are rarer than candlesticks and very few exist prior to the Queen Anne period. They usually appear in singles and pairs of tapersticks command a premium price.

Condition

These lovely tapersticks are in very good condition. Excellent patina. One has a hand engraved crest (with wear).

Maker Information

Maker: John Café

John Café, London silversmith working in the mid 18th century. Took his brother John Cafe as apprentice 1742. John died c.1767. Both William and John were known for their cast candlesticks.

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