LANCUM-E52223: Candlesnuffer

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Unique ID: LANCUM-E52223

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18th century cast cu-alloy candle snuffer, broken. One of its legs is missing; the other is complete except for the decorative moulding just above the loop. The box section which captures the cut-off wick is undamaged. One of the three legs is still in place, the other two missing; with all three legs the snuffer would have been allowed to stand trivet-fashion.

Similar to an example in Lindsey (1927:159, Fig 40), no.B, dated to the late 18th and early 19th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 120 mm
Width: 35 mm
Thickness: 26 mm
Weight: 36.25 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)

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1 comment

  • Simon Oxley wrote @ 12:06:19 on the 25th March 2011.

    This is a late 18th or 19th century pair of small brass snuffers from a brass chamber candlestick - a portable candlestick with a brass tray and handle and attached dousing cone. The pin underneath the snuffers holds them in place when carrying the candlestick.

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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