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Candle snuffer

Object Number: 
1921.32
Date: 
1770-1820
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 5/8 x 1 in. ( 14.3 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Brass candle snuffer.
Gallery Label: 
This candle snuffer was found in 1921 during a subway excavation on Broad and Front Streets in lower Manhattan. It was probably part of garbage used to fill in the area sometime between 1770 and 1820.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Maurice Blumenthal
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group