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SOLD - Sterling Silver Candle Wick Trimmers/Snuffers and Snuffer Tray - Antique George III

A fine pair of antique George III English sterling silver candle wick trimmers / snuffers with matching plate snuffer tray made in Sheffield; part of our silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Candle Wick Trimmers/Snuffers and Snuffer Tray - Antique George III
SOLD - Sterling Silver Candle Wick Trimmers/Snuffers and Snuffer Tray - Antique George III

Description


This fine pair of antique George III sterling silver candle wick trrimmers /snuffers has a sprung scissor action.


The accompanying Sheffield plate snuffer tray has a shaped rectangular form.


Both the candle trimmer / snuffers and the tray are ornamented with a bright cut engraved crest* of the Ponsonby family, depicting a ducal coronet, with three arrows, one in pale and two in saltire pointing downwards and entwined by a serpent proper.


The handles of the trimmer /snuffers and the upper border of the tray are embellished with applied shell and scrolling leaf, shell decoration.


* PONSONBY family crest - more information supplied on request.


Date: 1817

Condition


This antique candle wick trimmer /snuffer is a good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

The snuffer tray is also in excellent condition with no losses to the plate.

There are a few minor surface scratches in keeping with age apparent on the surface of the tray but these do not detract from the overall quality of this piece.

The applied decoration to both pieces is very sharp and they are in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the interior of the snuffer and part hallmarks struck to the surface of the snuffer blade are clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this item.


Dimensions


Height 4cm/1.6"

Length of snuffers 17.6cm/6.8"

Length of finger grips 5.5cm/2.2"


Weight


3.5 troy ounces/ 109g

 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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