Wilkes & John Booth, London, 1810

CR, Cypher of Queen Charlotte, below the Royal Coronet

& TM beneath a Vicount's Coronet


Royal Interest George III Silver Wick Trimmers, bearing the cypher of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz


The small sprung snuffers / wick trimmers of scissor form and
bearing CR beneath the Royal Coronet,

the cypher of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818),
consort of King George III to the side,
the top with cypher monogram

conjoined TM beneath a Viscount's coronet


Wilkes Booth, Grimwade #3027, registered 1787,

was a known snuffer and asparagus tong maker,

responsible for a great many of the snuffers and trimmers during the late 18th and early 19th centuries -

during the latter period, working with his son John from 1810.


Condition : Excellent; spring still strong; marks crisp;

minor wear as expected with age and usage


3.5" Long / 1.1 oz.






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The Cypher of Queen Charlotte,

together with a Secondary Cypher of a Viscount

The cypher as engraved upon the body of this George III English Sterling Silver Snuffer/Wick Trimmer

by father and son Wilkes and John Booth hallmarked London 1810

is that of Queen Charlotte, the Queen Consort of King George III.

Charlotte (born 19th May 1744 died 17th November 1818)

was the youngest daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg and his wife,

Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

She married George at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace on the 8th September 1761.


This snuffer/wick trimmer may not have been a personal possession of Queen Charlotte, but it in all probability

used in her own personal household, perhaps, at Frogmore House in Windsor Great Park

where she lived on occasion from 1792 until her death.

Presently I have not been able to identify the viscount

whose accompanying cypher is engraved on the top of the Snuffer/Wick Trimmer.

A little more research would be required to attempt an identification.

I would presume that this piece was in the ownership of Queen Charlotte from its manufacture and was,

perhaps, acquired by the peer after 2 Charlotte's death in 1818

and thereafter caused his cypher and coronet to be engraved thereon.


Heraldry by John Tunesi of Liongam

MSc, FSA Scot, Hon FHS, QG



Also See :


George I/II Cast Brass Scissor-form Snuffer & Upright (Pedestal) Stand, England, c1720-45






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