A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER AND OBJECTS OF VERTU

Continental silver bougie-box (wax taper)


Continental silver bougie-box a particular form of taper holder is the bougie-box or wax taper. Here the coil is contained in a small drum shaped box.
This bougie-box is decorated with embossed floral decorations and a mythological scene with a cherub holding a torch.
Another cherub is pierced in the small handle.
The bougie-box is marked only with what looks to be the maker's name (not well readable). It is of Continental origin, possibly Germany 19th century.
It is 1 1/2 in. high (cm. 4) and was bought from an UK dealer through the Internet.

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On the right bar of this page there are some links to websites of silver and antique dealers

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