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Date
1800 – 1875
Material
metal
Catalogue Number
102.05.0076
Description
Scissor-like snuffer on three ball supports. Scissor motion opens door on snuffing chamber. In its 19th century usage on longer wicks the opened door would catch the wick, shear it and extinguish it and the burnt portion of the wick would be left in the chamber. Scissor and handle tops have relief …
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Title
Candlesnuffer
Date
1800 – 1875
Material
metal
Dimensions
4.7 x 6.7 x 18.3 cm
Description
Scissor-like snuffer on three ball supports. Scissor motion opens door on snuffing chamber. In its 19th century usage on longer wicks the opened door would catch the wick, shear it and extinguish it and the burnt portion of the wick would be left in the chamber. Scissor and handle tops have relief floral decoration. Chamber top has relief rampant lion. Hallmarks on chamber door include "X", a crown and a cross (?) within crest.
Subject
households
decorative
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
102.05.0076
Images
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