A George III silver Wax Jack for General Grey.
A George III silver Wire-work Wax-Jack, London 1795, by Robert Hennell. The foot is engraved with a contemporary crest within a motto collar of the order of the Bath, for General Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey, 1729-1807. General Grey returned to England from service abroad in 1794.
Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey, joined the 6th Regiment of Foot in 1744, promoted to Major General in 1777. Made a Knight Companion of the Order of the Bath 1783. In 1793 appointed Commander of the West Indian expedition. Returning to England, he was, from 1797 to 1807, Governor of Guernsey. Created Baron Grey of Howick 1801 and 1st Earl Grey in 1806.
Good. An old repair to the junction of the hanging hook on the snuffer.
Height – 14.20 cm.; Width – 13.40 cm.; Diameter -7.70 cm.; Weight – 243.70 gms.