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close plating scissor action candle snuffer - England


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close plating English candle snuffer this "close plating" scissor action candle snuffer stands on three feet and has fruits and floral ornaments with a pair of shells.
The "close plating" is a method of applying a layer of silver foil to tinned steel by heat fusion and burnishing and was largely used for plating knives, scissors, spurs and the like. The burnishing brought silver to a high finish by rubbing the surface with a hard smooth object such as agate or other hardstone, a dog's tooth or very high grade steel.
This snuffer is unmarked but very likely has English origin and was made between the end 18th / beginning 19th century. The snuffer is coupled with an "old Sheffield" tray.
The candle snuffer is 7 in. long (cm. 18) and was bought from an Italian dealer at an Antique Fair.

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On this page there are some advertisings of websites of silver and antique dealers
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close plating English candle snuffer old Sheffield tray
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