Antique Silver Wax Jack
Antique Silver Wax Jack
Antique Silver Wax Jack
Antique Silver Wax Jack
Antique Silver Wax Jack
Antique Silver Wax Jack
Antique Silver Wax Jack
Antique Silver Wax Jack

Antique Silver Wax Jack

c. 1840 Continental

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£875 gbp
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An antique silver wax jack with umbrella shaped cover, carrying handle and wax winder. A very decorative piece - the cast side supports are beautifully modelled winged figures and there is a little flower bud where the wax comes out at the top. Engraved initials on the thumb piece. Height 14 cms. Weight 187 grams, 6 troy ounces. Marked around the edge of the base with continental silver stamps. Circa 1840.
This unusual candle holder is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. There are a few minor dents on the top cover.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
The wax jack was a container or frame holding a long coiled taper treated with wax (sometimes turpentine). The wax was lit to melt the sealing wax used to fasten letters and documents and usually a personal seal was pressed into the hot wax to leave a personal identification. After the wax hardened it was virtually impossible to open the letter without breaking the wax seal.

The wax jack could also used as a portable light such as the chamberstick or go to bed.
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7561
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silver
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