This exceptional antique George III cast sterling silver taperstick has a circular rounded form with a shaped figural column.
The cylindrical capital of this cast silver taperstick is encircled with moulded girdles, in addition to a bead decorated border to the rim.
The capital surmounts a circular drip pan, ornamented with further bead ornamentation.
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 scrolling leaf ornamentation.
This taperstick does not have a weighted base.
This impressive Georgian taper candlestick was crafted by the renowned London silversmith William Cafe.
* 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.
Maker: William Cafe