6403
Antique Silver Snuffer Tray

Date: 1837

Maker: Charles Fox

Country: England

Stock Number: 6403

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An excellent quality antique sterling silver snuffer stand of rectangular shape with a central carrying handle. Good plain design and heavy gauge silver. Weight 304 grams, 9.7 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Length 17.5 cms. Width 8 cms. London 1837. Maker Charles Fox.

Literature. Snuffer trays are usually rectangular or oval shaped and can sometimes be raised on feet or have a carrying handle. Some early stands, called standing snuffers, are shaped like a candlestick with a side carrying handle and a hole at the top where the point of the snuffer scissors is inserted – these were very quickly superceded by the flat snuffer tray and scissors. It is rare now to find matching snuffers and base. Snuffers and trays were usually made by different specialists so even though the dates match, the makers will probably be different.

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