RARE WILLIAM IV SILVER TELESCOPING CANDLE DOUTER
London 1831, without maker's mark
Of tubular form, constructed in three telescoping sections, the outer section having engine-turned decoration and a reeded end, the center having an unengraved rectangle for initials, the mouthpiece also reeded; crisp marks, lacking a maker’s mark
Douters refer to the family of candle extinguishers. Most 18th and early 19th century extinguishers are of the scissor form. Tubular telescoping examples are quite rare. As well, most telescoping douters date from the Victorian period forward – slightly later that this example.
Condition : Good to excellent, with some nicks and pitting appropriate to age and usage;
small loss of silver at one end, visible in image below
4.75" (closed) / 10” Long (extended), 0.7oz.
Approximate actual size of 4.75", closed
For Candlesticks and Candelabra See :
Matthew Boulton, c1810
Kitchen, Walker & Curr,
Sheffield 1832,11.25" High
Set of 4 George III Old Sheffield Plate Candelabra
For ADDITIONAL CANDLESTICKS, please see "Accessories"
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