Queen Anne Standing Brass Candle Snuffer and Stand
A brass candle snuffer with scissor-like handles and a pointed tip,
which is accommodated vertically into the stand. With an octagonal based
stand with a shaped handle. There are two holes in the bottom of the
stand so that the point on the snuffers can go in either side.
Snuffer stands were made to go with candlesticks, with the bases and the
shafts of the candlestick and snuffer being made in the same mold.
Bibliography: For similar shaped examples, see the candle snuffers in
Peter, Nancy and Herbert Schiffer, 'The Brass Book: American, English
and European, Fifteenth Century through 1850', (Schiffer Publishing Ltd,
1987), p.227, figures A and E. Figure A has a similar octagonal faceted
base. Brass snuffers and a stand of a slightly later date but also with
an octagonal faceted base are illustrated in J. Seymour Lindsay, 'Iron
and Brass Implements of the English House' (Alec Tiranti, London, 1970),