Candle snuffer

Candle snuffer
Title
Candle snuffer
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number 
1937.58
Gallery Label 
This candle snuffer belonged to the Corse family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group