Queen Anne silver taperstick London 1704 Richard Syngin (Syng) SOLD

by Louis Wine

Queen Anne silver taperstick London 1704 Richard Syngin (Syng)

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Queen Anne silver taperstick London 1704 Richard Syngin (Syng). The taperstick of plain early design with knopped stem and moulded circular base. Britannia standard silver.  Weight 106 grams, 3.40 troy ounces. Height 10.7cm. Base diameter 7.0cm. Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of clear English Britannia silver hallmarks. Literature. Silver tapersticks, averaging about 4- 5 inches high, are miniature table candlesticks used to hold a wax taper. Tapersticks would typically be found on a desk as they were not used for lighting; the melted sticks of wax were used for sealing letters, to give a flame for tobacco pipes or to light large candles. They are rarer than candlesticks and very few existed prior to the Queen Anne period. They usually appear in singles and pairs and are highly sought after.

Condition: Very slightly out of round base (could easily be aligned but have left as not of any real concern, stands flat and straight). Good clear hallmarks to underside of base. Good colour and patina. Reflections purely from photography only. Note: Tapersticks were not made until the early 18th century. This is a very early example and unusual circular form for a taperstick.


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