Antique George I Silver Taperstick
Antique George I Silver Taperstick
Antique George I Silver Taperstick
Antique George I Silver Taperstick
Antique George I Silver Taperstick
Antique George I Silver Taperstick

SAMUEL HITCHCOCK (worked from 1713)

Antique George I Silver Taperstick

1725 London England

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£1,375 gbp
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A delightful little antique sterling silver taper stick of plain early design with baluster stem and square octagonal foot with a sunken well. Cast silver. Weight 116 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Base 7x7 cm. London 1725. Maker Samuel Hitchcock.
This lovely taper stick is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Excellent patina. With a full set of English silver hallmarks under the base. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Tapersticks, averaging about 5 inches high, are miniature table candlesticks used to hold a wax taper. Tapersticks were not used for lighting but melted sticks of wax for sealing letters or gave a flame for tobacco pipes or large candles. They are rarer than candlesticks and very few existed prior to the Queen Anne period. They usually appear in singles and pairs of tapersticks command a premium price.
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9144
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