Antique Silver George IV Taperstick made in 1829


This lovely taperstick is of naturalistic form shaped as a leaf. It is complete with its original detachable snuffer and nozzle.

Date 1829
Made By Joseph Willmore
Location Birmingham
Stock Number W57x6
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Maker: Joseph Willmore

This lovely taperstick is of naturalistic form shaped as a leaf. It is complete with its original detachable snuffer and nozzle.

The taperstick would have been used with a small taper candle to seal a letter on a desk. A charming decorative piece in excellent condition.

Dimensions: length 9.5 cm, width 7 cm; weight 1.75 troy oz.

Joseph Willmore

Born in 1773, Joseph Willmore was the grandson of Thomas Willmore, an original member of the Birmingham Assay Office since its establishment in 1773.

Thomas’ first mark was used between 1773 and 1801, in partnership with James Alston, though they were both in fact independent, with Willmore being a buckle maker and Alston being a button maker.

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