A decorative Regency period Coalport taperstick, the handle modelled as a sinuous gilded serpent and the thumbrest as a gilt scallop shell. The base decorated with a circular band of gilt leaves and berries, the tall broad sconce with trailing foliage, flowers and gilt spirals and a brightly coloured exotic bird in flight, all between two bold gilt bands.
Date: Circa 1815
Height: Overall height 3 1/4 inches (8.25 cm)
Condition: Professional restoration to shell thumbrest otherwise very good
Item No. 1626