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SOLD - Sterling Silver Tapersticks by William Cafe - Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique George III English cast sterling silver tapersticks made by William Cafe; an addition of our ornamental Georgian silverware collection

SKU: A5006
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Tapersticks by William Cafe - Antique George III
SOLD - Sterling Silver Tapersticks by William Cafe - Antique George III


These exceptional antique George III cast sterling silver tapersticks have a plain classical English form.

The plain waisted cylindrical capitals are embellished with bands of gadroon decoration.

The knop to the upper portion of each column is encircled with further gadroon decoration overlaid with an undulating motif in a swirl design.

The lower portion of each plain subtly tapering cylindrical column bears plain circular knops, one of which incorporates gadroon decoration.

The domed shaped portion of the column is encircled with a further undulating motif in a swirl design, in junction with the base.

The square bases are embellished with stepped ornamentation in addition to a band of impressive gadroon decoration above the plain collet style rim.

Each candlestick does not have a weighted base.

These impressive candlesticks, crafted by the renowned Georgian silversmith William Cafe, are the finest of their type you could hope to acquire.

Date: 1765


These antique tapersticks are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The decoration to each taper candlestick is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each base are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of Georgian silverware.


Height 15.3cm/6"

Diameter of capital 1.5cm/0.6"

Width of base 7.5cm/3" square

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