Iron wax jack
Lot 64
A late 18th century wrought iron wax or taper jackProbably Dutch
£700 - 1,000
US$ 1,200 - 1,700
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
17 Jan 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21094
Lot Details
A late 18th century wrought iron wax or taper jack
Probably Dutch
The sprung jaws with semi-circular nippers and hook terminal to one arm, secured on the central balustroid stem by a finial wrought in the form of a bird, all on a square plateau with shaped edge and issuing a handle with scallop shell terminal and small indistinct stamp, possibly of a crown, the plateau raised on four cabriole-type supports terminating in ball feet, 20cm high


  • A Dutch example in brass dated c. 1760 - 1780 with similar bird finial is illustrated R. Gentle & R. Feild, Domestic Metalwork: 1640 - 1820 (1994), p. 220, figure 8.
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