Auction 20

Lot 14 – Pair of Matched George II Silver Tapersticks, London.:

Pair of Matched George II Silver Tapersticks, London.

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Start price: $500

Estimated price: $1,000 - $1,500

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J. Bird, 1728 and J. Priest, 1746-53. Each engraved with the crest of a lion’s head. The first marked for John Bird and the second John Priest, the date letter on the Priest taperstick partially struck. 228 grams total. Height 4.5 inches.

Provenance: Tillou Gallery, Litchfield, CT; Collection of Bernard Barouk.