George II Antique Silver Taperstick


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Object Description

A pretty little antique silver taperstick with knopped stem and shaped rectangular base. Nice plain style. Cast silver.

Weight 124 grams, 4.0 troy ounces.
Height 10.8cm. Diameter of base 6.9cm.
London 1735.
Maker James Gould.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks underneath the base.

Maker: James Gould

James Gould, London silversmith, apprenticed to David Green 1714, free 1722. 2 marks (Sterling and New Standard) entered in 1722. 3rd mark circa 1733. Livery 1739. 4th mark 1739. 4th mark 1743, 5th mark 1743. Died circa 1747 when Mrs James Gould entered her mark. His son James II, born 1730, was apprenticed to his father in 1744.

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Object Condition

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 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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