Chinese (probably for the Dutch market)
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 examplewith its multiple stages and carefully zoned decorationis probably based on a painted wood model.