taperstick

manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862);  manufacturer: Flight and Barr period (estab. 1783, closed 1840); 

circa 1820-circa 1830
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Description
taperstick, miniature, painted with a view of Malvern Church on a yellow ground, the rims highlighted with gilded. Decorated with gilded and a yellow ground, the taperstick has a topographical scene of Malvern Church, hand-painted below the candle socket. The scene is taken from Nash’s History of Worcestershire 1781.
The taper was used mainly to light candles or pipes and required a holder.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862)
manufacturer: Flight and Barr period (estab. 1783, closed 1840)
Production place
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Production date
circa 1820-circa 1830
Media description
porcelain, gilt
Measurements
40 x dia 80 mm
Measurement details
height: 40mm
diameter: 80mm
Credit line
purchased with funds provided by the Nina Stanton 18th Century Porcelain Bequest, 2016
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
Accession number
A1374

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