SOLD - A Rare Engraved George III Antique English Silver Bougie or Taper Box
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.
|Weight||2 oz 14 dwt.|