18TH CENTURY BRASS WAX-JACK
18TH CENTURY BRASS WAX-JACK
18TH CENTURY BRASS WAX-JACK
18TH CENTURY BRASS WAX-JACK
18TH CENTURY BRASS WAX-JACK

18TH CENTURY BRASS WAX-JACK

c. 1770 DUTCH

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This particuarly charming brass wax-jack has a small cast brass bird perched on the top, a scissor-form taper holder with simple chased decoration, and a shaped, pierced flat base with three moulded feet. A wax-jack was used to hold the taper which melted the wax for sealing letters and documents. Dutch, circa 1760 - 80.
Height 7" (17.8cm)
Cf. Rupert Gentle and Rachael Feild (revised by Belinda Gentle), Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820 (Antique Collectors' Club, 1994), p.220: fig. 8, for a similar example.
Dimensions
Height 7.00 inch (17.78 cm)
Stock Code
3063M1
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