England, Late 17th or Early 18th Century


Cast Brass Scissor-Form Snuffers & Undertray, England, late 17th Century / 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
12.6 oz.




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See Also :



Early Georgian Cast Brass Scissor-Form

Snuffers & Upright (Pedestal) Stand

England, c1720-40

George I / II Cast Brass Snuffer & Upright (Pedestal) Stand, England, 1720-45








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Cast Brass Scissor-Form Snuffer / Wich Trimer & Fitted Undertray, Late 17c / Early 18c 


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