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George III Antique Silver Taperstick

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Stock: 9985

Date: 1813

Maker: David Solomon

Country: England

A fine Regency taperstick in cast silver with a gilt finish. This antique figural candle holder is beautifully modelled as...

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Description

Description

A fine Regency taperstick in cast silver with a gilt finish. This antique figural candle holder is beautifully modelled as a gentleman or “dandy”. Ideal for a desk or table decoration.

Weight 218 grams, 7 troy ounces.

Height 15.1cm. Base diameter 7.7cm.

London 1813.

Maker David Solomon.

Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped on the base with a full set of English silver hallmarks. Maker’s mark incise stamped ‘D S’ for David Solomon.

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

In very good condition. Crisp detail. Slight wear to the gilt.

Maker Information

Maker: David Solomon

David Solomon, London silversmith, registered his mark in May 1813, unrecorded in Grimwade and Jacksons, however, his mark is recorded in Book 4 of registered Smallworkers held at The Goldsmiths' Company.

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