2 rare early silver plated lighting devices plus 1 wine funnel. 1st item: George III Old Sheffield silver plated drum bougie box, plain with a reeded handle and gadroon and borders, with a conical extinguisher. Wax coil inside. Unmarked. 3 1/2" H. 2nd item: George III Old Sheffield silver plated wax jack with conical extinguisher fitted atop a reeded dome shaped cover, ring shaped handle with thumb rest, atop a circular reeded base. Pictorial bell mark to base attributed to Roberts, Cadmon & Co., Sheffield, England. 6 1/4" H. Both pieces English, late 18th century. 3rd item: George III Old Sheffield Silver plated wine funnel with gilded interior. 5 3/4" L. English, late 18th to early 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Excellent condition. 2nd item: Empty ring on handle suggests there may have originally been a chain to hold the extinguisher, otherwise excellent condition.
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