An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique George V English sterling silver wax jack; an addition of our ornamental silverware collection

This exceptional antique George V sterling silver wax jack has a square shaped form onto four legs.

The wax jack has a central column surmounted with an unusual capital comprised of a cast sterling silver sprung hinged wick trimmer, accented with an inset circular taper holder to the centre of the blades.

This scissor component is embellished with engraved simplified foliate designs.

The lower portion of the wax jack features a scalloped square base accented with further scrolling engraved designs.

This antique silver wax jack is fitted with a cast silver elongated handle to one side embellished with further engraved foliate designs, in addition to the contemporary engraved initials 'I.Z.' to the handpiece.

The wax jack is fitted with four cast legs terminating with plain trefoil shaped feet.

The wax jack retains the original wax coil.

This exceptional example of antique silverware was crafted by Charles & Richard Comyns of William Comyns & Sons Ltd.

Condition
This antique silver wax jack is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the base and part hallmarks to the scissor handle are all very clear; the maker's mark to the scissor handle has worn in keeping with age and use. Please see images 9 and 10 for reference.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.

Dimensions
Height 12cm/4.7"
Length from back of handle to rim of foot 13.8cm/5.4"
Width 7.2cm/2.8"

Weight
6.8 troy ounces/212g (including wax coil)

Date: 1924
Origin: London, England
Maker: William Comyns & Sons Ltd (C & R Comyns)

Video available upon request.

ITEM ID
A2983
PURPOSE
Candlesticks
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Sterling Silver Wax Jack

£1,425 GBP
~ $1,711


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