George II Antique Silver Taperstick


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Object Description

A sweet little antique silver taperstick with shaped base and shell corners. Classic style. Cast silver.

Weight 137 grams, 4.4 troy ounces.
Height 12.8cm. Base 7 x 7cm.
London 1755.
Maker James Phipps II.
Sterling silver.

Marks. The taperstick is marked underneath on 4 corners with a full set of clear and matching English silver hallmarks.

Maker: James Phipps I

James Phipps I, London silver maker, apprenticed to William Pinnell 1741, turned over to Robert Collier, clockmaker. Free 1749. 1st mark entered in partnership with William Bond 1754. 2nd mark as smallworker 1767. 3rd mark 1773. Report List 1773, Livery 1781. Also worked in partnership with son Thomas as James & Thomas Phipps, no mark entered, dissolved 1783. Died circa 1800. Thomas Phipps son of James Phipps I. James Phipps II grandson of James Phipps I.

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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 tapersticks command a premium price.

Object Condition

The little candlestick is in very good condition.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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