Candle snuffer

Object Number: 
1941.606
Date: 
1770-1810
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 16.5 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Brass scissor-like snuffer with two finger rings on crescent-shaped stems, rectangular wick-ends box with faceted upper and wide lip, pointed end, and three feet.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this candle snuffer was purchased at an auction in Berryville, VA, at the home of Betty and Virginia Washington, daughters of a Dr. Washington. The sisters were descended from George Washington.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enoch G. Megrue
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group