M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
CAST BRASS SCISSOR-FORM SNUFFERS AND UNDERTRAY
England, Late 17th or Early 18th Century
The heavy cast brass scissor snuffers with curved box and pointed end
(for uncurling the burnt wick before trimming, and prodding the candle stub from the nozzle);
resting on a conforming undertray having a central shaped scissor support,
and ring-supported lobed handle at the larger end;
the whole raised on three hoof feet
Scissor snuffers on undertrays date from the late 17th century,
and eventually overtook the upright stands from the mid-18th century forward.
As the scissors are a perfect fit to the handle and supports,
our considered opinion is that these scissors are original to the base.
Condition : Excellent, without repairs;
remains of inscription on the box, no longer legible
The Stand, 10" Long / The Scissors, 7" Long
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Early Asian Ceramics
Cast Brass Scissor-Form Snuffer / Wich Trimer & Fitted Undertray, Late 17c / Early 18c
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