George II Rare Sterling Silver Sailor Tapersticks by Peter Werritzer
George II Rare Sterling Silver Sailor Tapersticks by Peter Werritzer
George II Rare Sterling Silver Sailor Tapersticks by Peter Werritzer
George II Rare Sterling Silver Sailor Tapersticks by Peter Werritzer
George II Rare Sterling Silver Sailor Tapersticks by Peter Werritzer
George II Rare Sterling Silver Sailor Tapersticks by Peter Werritzer
George II Rare Sterling Silver Sailor Tapersticks by Peter Werritzer
George II Rare Sterling Silver Sailor Tapersticks by Peter Werritzer
George II Rare Sterling Silver Sailor Tapersticks by Peter Werritzer

PETER WERRITZER (worked 1750-c.1770)

George II Rare Sterling Silver Sailor Tapersticks by Peter Werritzer

1756 London

Offered by Sanda Lipton

£5,000 gbp
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George II rare sterling silver sailor tapersticks.
Maker: Peter Werritzer. London 1756.

Each taperstick has a figure of a Sailor ('Jack Tar'} with raised arms, balancing the socket and drip pan on his head, standing on a small 'capstan' mounted on a conical base with gadrooned edge and chased with a fan of stylized acanthus leaves.
The figure wears a neckerchief and broad-brimmed boater-style hat and is dressed in a long jerkin with 2 lower front pockets, 5 large buttons and back flaps; narrow, ankle-length trousers and buckled, pointed-toe shoes.

The full set of hallmarks is clearly stamped on the base of each taperstick.

Tapersticks whose stems are in the form of a figure were mainly made over a 30 year period in the mid 18th Century. Although the most commonly known figure is that of a 'Harlequin', sailors were also very popular particularly after the British victories in the Seven Years' war.

Height: 5.4 inches (13.7cm)
Width at base 2.8 inches 7.11cm)
Weight: 7 troy ounces pair (217.72 grams) the pair
Condition: Excellent. These type of sailor tapersticks were made only for a short period of time and are very rare.
Stock Code
8810
Medium
Silver
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