Candle Snuffers and Tray

English (London)
1745–46
Marked by James Shruder (active 1737–1763)


Dimensions

Overall (snuffers): 15.2 cm (6 in.) Other (tray): 20.2 cm (7 15/16 in.) Weight (snuffers): 5 oz 6dwt (167g) Weight (tray): 12 oz (400g)

Accession Number

2001.126.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Inscription

Coat of arms of Booth as borne by George Booth, 2d Earl of Warrington (1675-1758).

Markings

The snuffers struck on interior of box and on blade with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1745-46) and with maker's mark of James Shruder; the tray struck on reverse with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1745-46) and with maker's mark of James Shruder

Provenance

Made for George Booth, 2nd Earl Warrington (1675-1758); after his death bequeathed to his daughter, Mary, Countess of Stamford (1703-72); after her death by descent until to Catherine, Lady Grey and Sir John Foley-Grey, Bt; April 20, 1921, sold by Catherine, Lady Grey and Sir John Foley-Grey, Christie's, London, lot 6. March 28, 1962, sold by an anonymous owner at Christie's, London, lot 138. By 1992, Samuel Messer; May 13, 1992, sold in the property of the late Samuel Messer at Christie's, London, lot 235, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund