Snuffers

Snuffers

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Description
Scissor-type snuffers on three ball feet. Opposed, broken C-scroll handles with equal-size oval finger loops are joined by a bullseye pivot; spear-point lower blade has an attached clipped-corner rectangular box engraved "DH" in flecked script on top, while upper blade has a conforming vertical tab that fits inside box. Struck once inside box "CARREL" in raised roman letters in a rectangle. Part of snuffers and tray, DL*383487-DL*383488.
Object Name
Snuffers and Tray
date made
ca 1795
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
United States: South Carolina, Charleston
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
candle snuffer: 17 cm x 5.7 cm; 6 11/16 in x 2 1/4 in
overall: 1 3/8 in x 6 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 16.8275 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
DL.383487
catalog number
383487
accession number
162866
Credit Line
Estate of Arthur Michael
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Domestic Furnishings
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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