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Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)

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

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Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)
Sterling Silver 'Harlequin' Taperstick by William Cafe - Antique George III (1765)

Description


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.


Learn about the antique silver taperstick


Date: 1765

Condition


This antique cast silver taperstick is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the candlestick 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 pieces of Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Height 13.3cm/5.2"

Diameter of capital 1.6cm/0.6"

Diameter of drip pan 4.6cm/1.8"

Diameter of base 6.8cm/2.7"


Weight


4.8 troy ounces/150g


 
 
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