M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS

 


PAIR OF SILVER NEOCLASSICAL TAPERSTICKS
c1770, Sheffield, England, or possibly Continental


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Of seamed construction, each square base with 4 oval medallions, one vacant, suspended from beribboned swags,

between upper and lower beaded borders surmounted by columnar standards terminating in Corinthian capitals

with removable bobeches; the interiors pitch-filled and versos with removable 2-part wooden covers;

(the silver unmarked, but examined and tested as silver, with no base metal appearing below);

each nozzle interior marked with a bird in flight (unable to trace this mark); shown below

 

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, and 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)

     
Condition : Excellent; the shafts and bases with light dents as expected from normal use;

 the bobeches are rather light, thus with a few dings and bends

 

7.5” High

 

PRICE : Please Inquire

 

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Pair of SILVER NEOCLASSICAL Tapersticks

 

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Pair of SILVER NEOCLASSICAL Tapersticks

 

Pair of SILVER NEOCLASSICAL Tapersticks

 

Pair of SILVER NEOCLASSICAL Tapersticks

 

Showing the seams to the shafts and bobeches

 

Pair of SILVER NEOCLASSICAL Tapersticks

 

Showing two removable blocks verso

 

Pair of SILVER NEOCLASSICAL Tapersticks

 

Mark within nozzle : bird or fowl in flight (untraced)

 

 

  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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Pair of SILVER NEOCLASSICAL Tapersticks

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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 Pair of 18th Century Silver Neoclassical Tapersticks