A delightful little antique sterling silver taper stick of plain early design with baluster stem and square octagonal foot with a sunken well. Cast silver. Weight 72 grams, 2.3 troy ounces. Height 10 cms. Base diameter 6.5 cms. London 1724. Maker John Bache.
Biography – John Bache, London silversmith, apprenticed to William Harrison 1673, free 1680. Court 1703, warden 1718, 1722-3, prime warden1726. 1st mark as largeworker in partnership with William Denny, circa 1697 (on commencement of register). 2nd mark alone 1700. 3rd mark (sterling) 1720. Known also as Backe or Batch.