LATE 1700s antique silver TAPER REEL candle holderThis taper reel (or taper spool) has a TIL-KIRK hallmark on the bottom. It has a fancy rim on the tray which might not be visible in the photograph. I have not polished several areas so you can see the tarnish typical of silver. Since it was made before silverplate, it is assumed it is silver/sterling. The reel is in very good condition and as you can see the taper is still present. The reel measures 5 inches high. Taper reels are hard to find. Shipping $6.00 Insurance $2.00. See my other antique lighting, lamps/lanterns.