Old Fashioned Candle Snuffer on Tray
The scissor-like tool could be used to trim the wick of a candle. With skill, this could be done without extinguishing the flame. A small receptacle catches the trimmed bit of wick. This tool was rendered obsolete by the invention of self-snuffing wicks, which curl out of the flame when charred. This allows excess wick to burn away, preventing the wick from becoming too long.
- Suffer/trimmer measures 8.5 inches
- Rests on a matching tray
- Lovely old world elegance
- Silver plated brass