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An English silver taper stand with wax taper
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An English silver taper stand with wax taper

MAKER'S MARK J3, LONDON, 1802

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An English silver taper stand with wax taper
Maker's mark J3, London, 1802
The shaped oval base with reeded border and thumbpiece, the winch-shaped frame with a horizontal spindle and a by chain attached extinguisher
12.5cm. high
marked on extinguisher and frame
144gr.
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Christie's charge a buyer's premium of 20.825% of the hammer price for lots with values up to NLG 200,000. If the hammer price exceeds the NLG 200,000 then the premium is calculated at 20.825% of the first NLG 200,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of NLG 200,000.

Lot Essay

The taper stand is found in two forms. One type has the reel of turpentine-waxed taper coiled round a horizontal or vertical pillar; the other is a variation, in which the taper is coiled inside a cylinder. The wax taper, treated with turpentine, burned clearly and did not crack or scale when bent. The winch form is first found circa 1680, it is not, however, until about 1775 that such pieces become common. For comparative literature see M. Clayton, The Collector's Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America, London, New York, Sydney, Toronto, 1971, pp. 403

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