Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at 23.205% of the hammer price for each lot with a value up to €110,000. If the hammer price of a lot exceeds €110,000 then the premium for the lot is calculated at 23.205% of the first €110,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of €110,000. Buyer's Premium is calculated on this basis for each lot individually.
Please note this lot contains two candlesticks and not a pair as stated in the printed catalogue
The taper candlestick, or taperstick, as it is more generally known, follows in design the various forms of table candlesticks and first appears around 1685. The use of sealing wax for all letters created the need for a single taper holder upon the writing desk. The taper, in itself, was of small diameter. Tapersticks die out in 1775, except as part of an inkstand, being succeeded by the waxjack.