Antique Brass Wax Jack Taper Stick American ? English? Dutch German 18th Or 19th
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Antique Brass Wax Jack Taper Stick American ? English? Dutch German 18th Or 19th:
From the title you can see we don’t know where or when this was made. It is certainly at least early 19th c. but it might be earlier. I sort of lean toward American or Dutch but our field is silver. This is a lighting device that would have had a candle coil around it. There was a spring holding the scissor part closed, which is broken off. I think this is a particularly nice one, I found several similar ones on feet which sold for around $900.
It measures 7” tall x 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”. A nice item for a collector!
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