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Waxantiques is an accredited member of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, and CINOA, the International Confederation of Art Dealers. All members have to meet stringent requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. A rare little antique silver taper stick. The early design has a baluster stem and raised octagonal foot.
The decoration is later done. Weight 133 grams, 4.1 troy ounces. Base diameter 7.5 cms.Literature: Tapersticks, averaging about 5 inches high are miniature table candlesticks used to hold a wax taper. They are rarer than candlesticks and very few exist prior to the Queen Anne period.
They usually appear in singles and pairs of tapersticks command a premium price. In 1696, so extensive had become the melting and clipping of coinage that the silversmiths were forbidden to use the sterling standard for their wares, but had to use a new higher standard, 95.8 per cent.
New hallmarks were ordered, the figure of a woman commonly called Britannia and the lions head erased (torn off at the neck) replacing the lion passant and the leopards head crowned. This continued until the old standard of 92.5 per cent was restored in 1720. Britannia standard silver still continues to be produced even today. The taperstick is in good condition.
Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks. Makers mark difficult to read. Certain destinations, including the US, ban the import of products containing materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell.Please notify us immediately if you require a special arrangement. Waxantiques is a family business run by husband and wife team Lou and Ann Wax. Our shared interest in antiques led us to change career and start dealing in general antiques shortly after we married. As the years progressed our interest became more focused on antique silverware and its domestic history and twenty five years ago we moved on to Camden Passage to open our specialist silver store waxantiques. In 2018 we finally made our move to the London Silver Vaults.
Our store launched in 2011 now accounts for a substantial and growing proportion of the business to the extent where Ann needs to concentrate on maintaining our online presence, while Lou is responsible for the day to day running of the shop and customer liaison. We are fortunate indeed to have a career which allows us to handle such lovely items, many of which would not be out of place in a museum environment.Perhaps best of all is that it keeps us in contact with customers from all over the world, many of whom we count as good friends as well as colleagues. Welcome to our shop in the London Silver Vaults.
Our showcase of Fine Silver and Works of Art, handcrafted by silversmiths from the 1600s onwards, includes beautiful and rare collectors pieces and luxury Antique Table Silver to be used and enjoyed. The item "9488 Antique Queen Anne Silver Taperstick" is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Candlesticks/Candelabra". The seller is "waxantiques" and is located in London, England.
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