Snuffer with Tray

English (London)
1706–07
Marked by Anthony Nelme


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

Overall (Tray): 4.8 x 28.2 x 17 cm, 313.7 gm (1 7/8 x 11 1/8 x 6 11/16 in., 0.7 lb.) Overall (Snuffer): 3.2 x 14.4 cm, 118.2 gm (1 1/4 x 5 11/16 in., 0.3 lb.)

Accession Number

33.95a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The tray is rectangular with mitered corners. It is formed of sheet, with cut molded wire applied to the rim. The tray rests on four ball feet that have been reattached. Centered on one side is a drop-shaped handle, hollow-formed with a sheet applied to form a smooth back. It is soldered to a cast scrolled bracket that laps over the edge of the tray. The snuffers are of scissors form, riveted where the two arms cross, and with small oval rings for handles. One arm has a curved shallow pan with a deep rim attached to one blade and a shaped, pointed tip. The opposite arm is fitted with a flat blade that matches the pan opposite. A thin wedge of steel is inset to form an edge on each blade. The snuffers are assembled from cast and fabricated parts.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on each an unidentified crest (demiwolf rampant).
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, 10=8=0; scratched 1840.

Markings

On top, Britannia; date letter l; lion's head erased; maker's mark ANe (Grimwade 68)

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)