Candle snuffer

Object Number: 
1937.58
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 4.1 x 6.4 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Cast silver plated candle snuffer; scissors 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; two bands chased across the top of the pan; circular pivot with an applied, chased disk; ovoid grips joined to the arms with chased c-curves; two cast ball feet applied to the outsides of the grips and one to the base of the pointed arm; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
This candle snuffer belonged to the Corse family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group