George III silver Scissor-FORM wax-jack & SNUFFER

S. C. Young & Co., Sheffield, 1815



Of heavy gauge silver, the plain column surmounted by a spirally fluted finial and

having a scissor action wax holder and cutter with conical snuffer and chain,

above a circular base with gadrooned edge issuing a leaf capped scroll handle

Crested : a greyhound's head, couped & collared (Fairbairn's 61.2)

Marked to both body and snuffer


Condition : Excellent;  the snuffer with minor wear to the mark


Note: Wax jacks are fairly rare. 

Although a few very rare earlier examples exist, they are said to have been were introduced c1760,

 and were used (as were tapersticks) for warming turpentine-treated flexible wax for sealing documents.

They were also used for movement around the house after dark, due to their stability.


5.5” High /  6.2 oz.






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Of related interest, also see below:


Two Pair Georgian Tapersticks and One Silver Wax Jack
Shown Above :

Pair 18th Century Silver Neoclassical Tapersticks / Pair c1760-5 South Staffordshire Enamel on Copper Tapersticks / George III Silver Wax Jack


Rare & Fine Pair South Staffordshire Enamel on Copper Tapersticks, c1760-65 Pair 18th Century Neoclassical Silver Tapersticks Pair 18th Century Neoclassical Silver Tapersticks George III Silver Wax Jack, S. C. Younge, 1815

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George III Silver Scissor Wax Jack and Snuffer, 1815