A rare antique sterling silver wax jack, or go to bed, of rectangular form. Good plain style and gadroon borders. The central wax winder supports the remains of a coil of wax, the end of which is held in place in the centre of the sconce. The small conical snuffer is attached to the top by a long silver chain.
Weight including wax 163 grams, 5.2 troy ounces.
Height 11 cm. Base 9.3 x 7.4 cm.
Maker probably James Turner.
James Turner, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark as plateworker, in partnership with Charles Fox in 1801 dissolved in 1804 when Turner entered his 2nd mark alone.