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.