Continental Wrought Iron Wax Jack

Continental Wrought Iron Wax Jack

Ref: M2529
Quite a rare form, antique wax jacks were made to hold a long wick that coiled around the spindle and up to the scissor-like holder and snuffer at the top. Used to heat wax for sealing documents, they were popular as a desk accoutrement throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
DATE
c. 1760
DIMENSIONS
Width 6 Depth 6 Height 8 in.
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