1847 Thomas Wharton Patent Victoria Taper Brass Candle Stick Of Richard Beard Fame
Offered is an extremely rare piece of photographic memorabilia relating to Richard Beard’s early brass pinchbeck. Thomas Wharton was already a fell known brass manufacturer when Beard approached him to make a Royal Coat of Arms pinchbeck (patented August 1841) to secure his daguerreotype plates within the mat package.
The item offered here is one of Wharton’s other brass products which is rare and sought after in its own right even outside the photographic collectors market. The Candlestick is stamped “Wharton’s Victoria Taper Sept 28 1847”. It measures 5.5 (13cm) in height and is in excellent condition apart from a little bit of damage at the top of the taper (cosmetic and does not effect use).