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George III Taperstick

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Stock: 9919

Date: 1761

Maker: William Cafe

Country: England

An unusual antique cast silver taperstick of square based form. This little stick is lovely - superb condition and very...

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Description

Description

An unusual antique cast silver taperstick of square based form. This little stick is lovely – superb condition and very attractive detail with deep gadroon borders.

Weight 169 grams, 5.4 troy ounces.

Height 15cm.

London 1761.

Maker William Cafe.

Sterling silver.

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 taper sticks command a premium price.

Condition

In very good condition

Maker Information

Maker: William Cafe

William Café, apprenticed to his brother John Café 1742, turned himself over to Simon Jouet 1746. Free 1757. Livery 1758. Mark entered as largeworker 1757, probably on the death of his brother John. Both William and John were known for their cast candlesticks. Known apprentices were Thomas Neale in 1777 and William’s son Thomas in 1784. William died circa 1802-1811.

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