SOLD - A Rare Engraved George III Antique English Silver Bougie or Taper Box

SOLD - A Rare Engraved George III Antique English Silver Bougie or Taper Box

London, 1786 by Susanna Barker

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Description

Of cylindrical form, crescent-shaped swiveling cap, finely engraved throughout with bright-cut bands and swags, hinged handle on side.

A bougie box or taper box is a portable light source. A flexible wick, which is coiled inside the box, projects through a central hole in the cover. And the box is held using a hinged handle which swings flush to the box when not in use.

Dimensions

Size 2 1/2''(D)
Weight 2 oz 14 dwt.
Stock No V6752

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