Antique Silver Snuffer Tray

GBP 295.00

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Object Description

An early Victorian sterling silver snuffer stand with shaped decorative border and hand engraved centre decoration and monogram. Weight 201 grams, 6.4 troy ounces. Length 23.5 cms. Width 9.75 cms. Sheffield 1848. Maker Henry Wilkinson.

Object Literature

Silver Candle Snuffers and Stands.
Two different types of candle douters were used to extinguish the flame of a candle.
Snuffer trays are usually rectangular or oval shaped and can sometimes be raised on feet or have a carrying handle. Some early stands, called standing snuffers, are shaped like a candlestick with a side carrying handle and a hole at the top where the point of the snuffer scissors is inserted – these were very quickly superceded by the flat snuffer tray and scissors. It is rare now to find matching snuffers and base. Snuffers and trays were usually made by different specialists so even though the dates match, the makers will probably be different.

Object Condition

This pretty silver tray is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The silver marks are clear and easy to read. The engraving is crisp.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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