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.