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Harlequin Taperstick
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Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick - Antique Victorian (1845)


An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English cast sterling silver taperstick; an addition of our ornamental silverware collection

SKU A9030

This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver taperstick has a circular rounded form with a shaped figural column.

The cylindrical capital of this antique silver taper candlestick is encircled with moulded girdles, in addition to a shaped scalloped chased decorated border to the rim; the capital surmounts a lobed floral petal style drip pan.

The exceptional cast sterling silver column has been modelled in the form of a Harlequin*.

This impressive figural column surmounts a domed circular shaped base ornamented with chased scrolling leaf and floral ornamentation.

This Harlequin taperstick does not have a weighted base.

* An antique Harlequin takes the form of a monkey/masked character dressed in a diamond patterned costume. 'Harlequin' is a well-known Zanni character type from the Italian Commedia dell'arte and his role was to be a light-hearted, nimble and astute servant.

Date: 1845

This antique silver Harlequin taperstick is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the candlestick base are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of Victorian silverware.

Height 12.5cm/4.9"

Diameter of capital 1.3cm/0.5"

Diameter of drip pan 4.2cm/1.7"

Diameter of base 7.2cm/2.8"

3.7 troy ounces/116g

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