Candle snuffer

Candle snuffer
Title
Candle snuffer
Date 
1800-1850
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. ( 16.2 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Iron snuffer with rectangular wick-end box with carved and slightly fluted top, circular finger holes.
Credit Line 
Gift of Enoch G. Megrue
Object Number 
1941.607
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this candle snuffer was purchased at an auction in Berryville, VA, at the home of Betty and Virginia Washington, daughters of a Dr. Washington. The sisters were descended from George Washington.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group