Fine Georgian Silver Candle Snuffer / Wick Trimmer Tray

Fine Georgian Silver Candle Snuffer / Wick Trimmer Tray

Code: FA1467


A very fine and ornate George III silver candle snuffer stand with cast moulded rim with scrolls, gadrooning and roses. Set on 4  scrolled feet and with shaped raised handle with thumb rest and flower detail. The surface decorated with arabesques and flowers and a central engraved coat of arms in a shaped cartouche of a stag at gaze to the right hand side and three unusual symbols to the left against a hatched background, which I am yet to identify. They look a bit like bee hives with a spout to one side and a lozenge shaped base or opening; if anyone has any suggestions I should be very pleased to hear them. 

Hallmarked for London 1817, maker Samuel Whitford II or Samuel Wheatley.

It measures 23.5cm (9 1/4") wide, 10.5cm (4 1/8") deep across the rim and 6cm (2 5/16") high. It weighs a very substantial 373g / 12.0ozt.

In excellent condition.