Candle snuffer and tray

Object Number: 
1957.186ab
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Part (snuffer): 1 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 7 in. (3.2 x 5.7 x 17.8 cm) Part (tray): 1 x 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (2.5 x 24.1 x 11.4 cm)
Description: 
Cast silver plate candle snuffer and tray; scissors form snuffer 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 applied, shell motifs across the top of the pan; circular pivot with an applied, domed, gadrooned disk; oval grips joined to the arms with cast, c-scrolls; three cast ball feet applied to the outsides of the grips and the base of the pointed arm; rectangular stand with raised convex sides, an applied gadrooned rim withshell and foliate scrolls applied to the sides; no maker's marks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur Cassidy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group