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  • Taperstick, ca. 1700–1710
    Chinese (probably for the Dutch market)
    Hard paste; H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
    Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1970 (1970.266.3)

    The stepped, square-sectioned form of the taperstick is derived from late seventeenth-century metalwork, but this example—with its multiple stages and carefully zoned decoration—is probably based on a painted wood model.

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  • Taperstick, ca. 1700–1710
    Chinese (probably for the Dutch market)
    Hard paste; H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
    Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1970 (1970.266.3)

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