George II Antique Silver Taperstick

GBP 1,050.00

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Object Description

A delightful little antique silver taper stick of plain early design with baluster stem and square octagonal foot with a sunken well. Nice plain style and straight lines. Cast silver. Hand engraved within the well is a “hand” crest.

Weight 94g, 3.0 troy oz.
Height 10.5cm. Base diameter 6.5cm.
London 1730.
Maker John Bache.
Sterling silver.

This taperstick would make a good pair with #10360 (minor differences).

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

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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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 taperstick is in very good condition. Excellent colour. Moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. The base has some pitting remaining from the original casting.

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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