Lot 2132: A GEORGE II SILVER HARLEQUIN TAPERSTICK, JOHN CAFÉ, LONDON, 1752 |
January 19, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: circular rococo base with ruffled shells, the figure chased with diamonds on his costume, fluted drip pan, banded sconce, and fixed petaled nozzle
base with later foliate monogram GSS, in good condition
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Dimensions: height 5 1/4 in.
Literature: George Parker, “Lighting and Dining in the Eighteenth Century: Silver Pewter, Brass and Bronze,” Wisconsin Academy Review, 43: 3 (Summer 1997), 17.