George II Antique Silver Taperstick
Maker: John Café
A delightful little antique sterling silver taperstick of plain early design having a knopped stem and shaped stepped foot. Cast...
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.
Maker John Cafe.
Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks underneath the base.
Literature: Silver tapersticks, averaging about 5 inches high, are miniature table candlesticks used to hold a wax taper. Tapersticks would typically be found on a desk as they were not used for lighting; the melted sticks of wax were used for sealing letters, to give a flame for tobacco pipes or to light 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.
The taperstick is in very good condition. Excellent patina.
Maker: John Café
John Café, London silversmith, apprenticed to James Gould 1730, free 1740. 1st mark, largeworker, 1740. 2nd mark 1742. Took his brother William Cafe as apprentice 1742. Livery 1746. John died c.1757 and his apprentices Thomas Hannam and John Perry were turned over to William Cafe. Both William and John were known for their cast candlesticks.
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