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taper jack
  • England, United Kingdom
  • taper jack, 1780–1800
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • silver, copper
  • Object Height/Width: 18.1 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 1/8 x 4 1/8 in
    Object Diameter: 8.2 cm
    Object Diameter: 3 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.3555

Footed round wax dispenser (identified as a wax jack or taper jack). Sheffield plate (?) on copper. The sphere in the center has wire openwork and a hinged band around the center with a circular loop attached. It is on a round base with a round sphere finger handle. There is a cone on top (snuffer) with a chain attached. Inside the sphere is an orange coil of wax.