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Georgian Silver Wax Jack

Date: 1807

Maker: James Turner

Country: England

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A rare antique sterling silver wax jack, or go to bed, of rectangular form. Good plain style and gadroon borders. The central wax winder supports the remains of a coil of wax, the end of which is held in place in the centre of the sconce. The small conical snuffer is attached to the top by a long silver chain.

Weight including wax 163 grams, 5.2 troy ounces.

Height 11 cm. Base 9.3 x 7.4 cm.

London 1807.

Maker probably James Turner. 

Literature: 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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