A rare pair of Georgian, early George III, Old Sheffield Plate tapersticks with removable and fluted nozzles. Raised on square, stepped, bases with a heavily gadrooned border. The upper part of the well is fluted where the stem commences and there is ornate detail to the shoulder.
The maker is almost certainly John Hoyland & Co.of Sheffield, circa 1760 - 1770.
In excellent order with light surface wear and some copper bleed. The green baize to the underside of one is missing. The nozzles a little loose in their sconce fittings, but they are original.
Approximate weight for the pair is 500 grams.
Approximate dimensions of one are 17.5 cm height and 8 cm base diameter.