Candle snuffer

Object Number: 
INV.14137
Date: 
ca. 1840-1860
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 18.4 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on blade: group of pseudo german hallmarks "G" in roman letters in a circle besides a small cross over a triangle in a rectangle besides "Gil-/bert" in script in a rectangle besides the cross over triangle again stamped: on blade besides pseudo
Description: 
Silver plate candle snuffer; scissor form with flat, shaped arms; one arm with a triangular, pointed end and an applied rectangular pan with rounded corners; short, opposite arm fitted with a vertically applied conforming blade; applied, foliate scroll decoration on the pointed end and two bands applied across the top of the pan; circular pivot with an applied, repoussé chased foliate scroll disk; oval grips joined to the arms with repoussé chased c-scrolls around a shell motif; three cast ball feet applied to the outsides of the grips and the pointed arm; maker's marks stamped on the snuffer blade.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group