M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
 

 

GEORGE II CAST SILVER TAPERSTICK

John Cafe, London 1743

 

 

The cast knopped baluster column and spool-shaped nozzle above a shaped square stepped foot;

mark I:C beneath a rosette within a trefoil (Grimwade #1228, reg. 1742)

 

Condition :  Excellent and without repairs; marks verso, makers rubbed on left

 

Tapersticks are much rarer than candlesticks and seldom seen prior to the Queen Anne period.

In use until the 1770’s when wax jacks became popular,

 they are usually found as singles rather than in pairs.

“A taperstick is a type of utensil similar to and usually in the style of various types of candlestick

but smaller being about 10 cm high and is used to hold a taper (a thin candle).

They usually exist singly and not as one of a pair since one is usually sufficient for the intended use.

The socket is sometimes lined with paper in order to hold securely the tall thin taper.

The taper, (made of wax and non odorous) was used mainly for melting sealing wax

 and for lighting candles, tobacco pipes etc., and not as a source of illumination;

hence the piece was sometimes called a ‘tobacco candlestick’”. (V&A)

 

John Cafe was a specialist maker of candlesticks of fine quality

 

 4 .25” High / 4.4 oz.

(Images are oversize for inspection)

 

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#6588

 

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Also See :

 

  Rare & Fine Pair South Staffordshire Enamel on Copper Tapersticks, c1760-65 Pair 18th Century Neoclassical Silver Tapersticks Pair 18th Century Neoclassical Silver Tapersticks George III Silver Wax Jack, S. C. Younge, 1815 Two Pair Georgian Tapersticks and One Silver Wax Jack Rare & Fine Pair South Staffordshire Enamel on Copper Tapersticks, c1760-65 Pair 18th Century Neoclassical Silver Tapersticks Pair 18th Century Neoclassical Silver Tapersticks George III Silver Wax Jack, S. C. Younge, 1815  
 

 

Shown Above :

Pair 18th Century Silver Neoclassical Tapersticks / Pair c1760-5 South Staffordshire Enamel on Copper Tapersticks / George III Silver Wax Jack

 

 

 

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George II Cast Silver Taperstick, John Cafe, London, 1743