Ebenezer Coker, London 1771





An exceptionally lovely example, of heavy gauge cast silver,
the baluster stem with shell and foliate shoulders issuing from a foliate base,
above a gadrooned angular knop, and raised on a flaring and shaped hexafoil stepped base
headed by what appears as the exterior of a descending blossom with alternating leaf and fleur de lis petal ends,
surrounded by further shells within a gadrooned rim border;
the spool-shaped nozzle with gadrooned borders and a detachable gadrooned bobeche


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, with good marks, of heavy gauge; good patination;
bobeche unmarked but with identical decoration; excellent design and quality






Price : Please Inquire










Shown with a pair of South Staffordshire Enamel on Copper Tapersticks


Also See :


Two Pair Georgian Tapersticks and One Silver Wax Jack
Shown Above :

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



For More About "Tapersticks", Please See Our Article Below :


A Tale of Tapersticks





We welcome and encourage all inquiries regarding our stock.  We will make every attempt to answer any questions you might have.


For information, call (901) 761-1163 or (901) 827-4668, or

Email : mfcreech@bellsouth.net  or  mfordcreech@gmail.com

American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted



Bookmark and Share


  Facebook Become a fan on Facebook



M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts / 581 South Perkins Road /  Memphis, TN 38117 / USA /  Wed.-Sat. 11-6, or by appointment




Accessories     Ceramics     Early Asian Ceramics     Fine Art     Furniture     Glassware     Silver     Home


Fine George III Cast Silver Taperstick, Ebenezer Coker, London, 1771