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A pair of English silver tapersticks

MARK OF JOHN ECKFOURD JR, LONDON, 1733

Details
A pair of English silver tapersticks
Mark of John Eckfourd Jr, London, 1733
Shaped octagonal stepped base, baluster partly fluted stem with spool-shaped socket, marked on base
11.2 cm. high
238 gr. (2)
Provenance
With Premsela & Hamburger, Amsterdam, 1978.
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Lot Essay

The taperstick first appears around 1685. The taper holder was needed for the use of sealing wax for letters. They were usually used as single pieces standing on a desk, a pair like this is rare. Tapersticks were also known as tea or tobacco candlesticks.
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