Object Description

A delightful little antique silver taper stick with shaped base with shell corners. Cast silver. Weight 150 grams, 4.8 troy ounces. Height 12.5 cms. Base diameter 7.5 cms. The taper stick is marked underneath on 4 corners with English silver hallmarks for London 1754. Maker Lawrence Johnson.

Biography – Lawrence Johnson, London silversmith, no recored of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1751. Recorded as a working goldsmith, Katharine St, corner of Exeter St near the Strand, 1751-63.

Object 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.

Object Condition

This lovely taperstick is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Excellent patina. With a full set of clear and matching English silver hallmarks.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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