PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER EARLY GEORGIAN STYLE TAPERSTICKS
Thomas Bradbury of Sheffield, London, 1898
A good pair of silver tapersticks, made for holding a wax taper, in the George I / George II style
with knopped and baluster stem above a stepped square base with incurved corners;
marked on footrim, foot verso and in candlecups; loaded
Note: Tapersticks are rarer than candlesticks, and usually found as singles.
Condition: Very good; good marks to foot rim, foot verso and candlecup; several small dents appropriate to age and usage
4 7/8” High
Tapersticks are miniature versions of candlesticks, usually averaging about 5" high. They far are rarer than candlesticks,
and until the late 19th century, usually found only in singles, rather than pairs. Their use was primarily as desk equipage
for softening sealing wax. This pair is in the refined and elegant George I (c1720) form.
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