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











Also See :





Left : George III Silver Bougie Box, Phipps & Robinson, London, 1785
Right : George III Silver Bougie Box with Fold-Out Buckle, Susanna Barker, London, 1972





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George III Silver Bougie Box (crested), Peter & Ann Bateman, London, 1791