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Pair of tapersticks

Maker:
Thomas Folkingham (active 1703–29)
Date:
1718–19
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height (each): 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.209, .210
Not on view
Inscription: On underside of .209: 6-19

On underside of .210: 6-7

Marking: [1] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] C (London date letter for 1718–19);
[4] FO, mullet below, mitre(?) above (maker's mark for Thomas Folkingham, entered 1707).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on underside of bases;
[2] on .210 on candleholder.
Private Collection (sale, Christie's, April 12, 1967(?), no. 120) ; [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , until June 26, 1963; sold to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1963–68; to MMA)
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