Antique George II Silver Taperstick

Date: 1751

Maker: Lawrence Johnson

Country: England

Stock Number: 9129


A delightful little antique silver taper stick with shaped base with shell corners. Cast silver.

Weight 150 grams, 4.8 troy ounces.

Height 12.5 cms. Base diameter 7.5 cms.

The taper stick is marked underneath on 4 corners with English silver hallmarks for London 1754.

Maker Lawrence Johnson.

Sterling silver.

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 taper sticks command a premium price.

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