A delightful pair of little antique silver taper sticks with the plain hexagonal design typical of the early 1700’s. Cast silver.
Total weight 235 grams, 7.5 troy ounces.
Height 11.4cm. Base measures 7 x 8cm.
Maker John Bache.
Britannia standard silver – 95.8% purity*.
Marks. Stamped underneath in the corners with English silver hallmarks. for London 1721. Also engraved below are the owner’s initials “B” over “R*E” and the scratchweight.
Maker: John Bache
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.
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