George II Antique Silver Taperstick


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Object Description

A charming little antique sterling silver taperstick of plain early design having a waisted capital and shaped, square base. Cast silver.
Weight 115 grams, 3.6 troy ounces.
Height 10.8cm. Base diameter 7cm.
London 1750.
Maker Simon Jouet.
Sterling silver.
Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks underneath the base

Simon Jouet, London silversmith, also known as Simon Jovet, Jovett or Jowett. Son of Peter Jouet, recorded working as a goldsmith in Westminster in 1699. Simon, listed as Hugeunot by Evans (Hug. Soc. Proc., 14, p. 541), was apprenticed to John Orchard 1718, turned over to Thomas Folkingham 1722, free 1725. 1st mark (New Standard) entered as largeworker c.1725. 2nd mark (Sterling) as smallworker 1725. 3rd mark 1739. 4th mark 1748. Became member of the Honourable Artillery Company 1749.

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

This lovely taper stick is in very good condition. Excellent patina.

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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