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German Silver Wick Trimmers and Snuffer Tray - Antique Circa 1825

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique German silver wick trimmers and snuffer tray; an addition to our silver flatware collection

SKU: C1999

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German Silver Wick Trimmers and Snuffer Tray - Antique Circa 1825


This exceptional pair of antique German silver wick trimmers/snuffer has a hinged scissor action.

The anterior surface of these impressive candle wick trimmer scissors are embellished with cast and applied scrolling leaf ornamentation, accented with plaished style domed motif to the pivoting hinge.

The domed portion of the silver wick trimmer is further applied stylised foliate decoration.

The posterior surface is plain and unembellished, supported by three elongated baluster shaped feet.

These exceptional trimmers are accompanied by the original silver snuffer tray; this tray has a rectangular, rounded shaped form.

The surface of the tray is plain and unembellished .

The raised rounded sides of the tray are encompassed with a paralleling embossed decorated border accented with large scrolling leaf designs, in addition to a trellis style texture.

The tray is supported by four impressive bracket style feet, embellished with further embossed scrolling leaf ornamentation.

Antique wick trimmers with matching trays are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.

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This antique German silver wick trimmer and tray is an exceptional gauge of silver and exceptional quality for its type.

This wick trimmer compendium is in exceptional condition.

The embossed and applied decoration is all very sharp.

The German hallmarks to the hinged blade and surface of the tray are all clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.


Wick Trimmers

Length 16.9cm/6.7"

Width 5.9cm/2.3"

Height 5.5cm/2.2"

Snuffer Tray

Length across handpieces 24cm/9.4"

Width 10cm/3.9"

Height 3.5cm/1.4"

Total Weight

8.7 troy ounces/270g

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