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George II Antique Silver Taperstick

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Stock: 9956

Date: 1743

Maker: John Café

Country: England

A delightful little antique sterling silver taperstick of plain early design having a knopped stem and shaped stepped foot. Cast...

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Description

Description

A delightful little antique sterling silver taperstick of plain early design having a knopped stem and shaped stepped foot. Cast silver.

Weight 125 grams, 4.6 troy ounces.

Height 11.3cm. Base diameter 7.2cm.

London 1743.

Maker John Cafe.

Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks underneath the base.

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

The taperstick is in very good condition. Excellent patina.

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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