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First introduced in the UK around 1700, wax jacks were created to replace the use of a simple ball of beeswax taper for sealing letters, and would have originally been considered quite a luxurious desk accessory. The shape and design allowed the taper to be held in place by a pincer, and when lit the formation and amount of wax produced could be easily controlled. As they were made in reasonably small numbers, they are today highly collectible, with older examples being sought after by collectors from all over the World.
Hallmarked In 1912
Hallmarked in London in 1912 by Skinner & Co., this stylish, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Wax Jack, is a fine reproduction of a Georgian wire-work example. The wax jack measures 5.75"(14.5cm) tall, by 3.5"(9cm) in diameter.
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