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Georgian Wax Jack, 1770

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Wax Jack - Cast, Openwork Base - London c.1770 by John Carter - 14.7cm high; 160g - JT/6859

Georgian Wax Jack, 1770










Details

Wax jacks were a desk accoutrements used to hold coils of sealing wax.

 

This example is in the standard form of 18th century silver wax jacks. It stands on three cast feet with a round, cast open-work base for a coil of wax to sit up on. The wax is threaded through the aperture in the sprung scissor-action dispenser at the top and held firmly in position by the spring (n.b. the wax illustrated is a little too narrow and would ideally be a little thicker in diameter). The base has a loop handle for easy porterage and is marked "IC" for the maker. The dispenser is similarly marked, plus there is an additional lion passant.

 

This wax jack is in excellent condition, although it would benefit from a more appropriate coil of wax!

  

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