Lot 37 (Silver & Objects of Vertu, 24th August 2020)
A George III sterling silver wax jack, London 1793 probably by William Fountain (reg. 1st Sep 1794)
The base of circular form with stepped edge and incised concentric rings, with a with a C scroll terminal fly-over handle. The central threaded section with a steel sprung circular section wax holder. The base plate engraved with a crest of a wolf statant below a baron’s coronet. Later engraved initials underneath L.P in block script. Marked to the base plate edge, the sprung section unmarked.
Length – 9.6 cm / 3.9 iches
Height – 11.2 cm / 4.3 inches
Weight – 120 grams /3.86 ozt
The crest is for Lawley
For Robert Lawley, 1st Baron Wenlock (1768 - 1834)
eldest son of Sir Robert Lawley 5th Baronet (c.1736-1793), and Jane Thompson, he served as High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1797 and was created Baron Wenlock, of Wenlock in the County of Salop in 1831. His seat was Canwell Hall, Staffordshire.
Sold for £400
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