M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES

 

GEORGE III SILVER BOUGIE BOX

Peter & Anne Bateman, London, 1791

 

 

     

 

  

 

    

 

 

Of tapering cylindrical form above a flaring base, the detachable flat cover

with a taper support, ring size handle, crested to the body and lid with an etoile between wings

 

Condition : Excellent; one minor pin point upwards impression to the lid; marks good.

with slight rubbing to the upper part of the maker's mark; snug fit to the lid

 

The bougie-box, or taper-box, was a cylindrical container to hold the wax-taper coil

when not in use. The cover was originally flat with a tube on the cover allowing the

coiled taper to emerge. Some had a chain-attached candle-snuffer. These were used

as alternatives to tapersticks and wax jacks with the advantage of being portable. 

Many are marked with the maker’s mark only.

 

5. oz. / 3.25" Wide

 

SOLD

 

#6060

 

  

 

We welcome and encourage all inquiries.  We will make every attempt to answer any questions you might have.

 

 For information, call (901) 761-1163 or (901) 827-4668 or email mfcreech@bellsouth.net 

 

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