Period brass candle snuffer & tray, circa 1700. Please register my store/page in your favorites, for a fine range of 14th to 19th century period metalwork, lighting & other pieces, all guaranteed, as to age, condition & origin. Serious, as to Intellectual Property & Author rights violations are reported to our attorneys in Paris & Leeds. Read my terms of sale.Pieces in the group photo are for scale. My associate in France is an expat American historian of European Decorative Arts & museum curator, with 46 years of advanced experience. All rural French post offices were closed for 9 weeks; 15,000+ postal employees took leave of absence when the virus struck. New outbreaks have hit less than 25 miles from my house deaths, & people testing positive all around me & 120+ French "clusters" since May 11th. I haven't been able to reply, list new arrivals there are many!
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The Lear Collection: A study of copper-alloy socket candlestsicks. (1995), by Christopher Bangs has a brief section on candle snuffers, but completely ignores trays. Given the superficial nature of The Lear Collection , and virtually all other books based on what I consider to be trophy collections, I find it of very limited use. I have at least another 100 reference books in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, (and of course English) that address both base-metal objects of domestic life and lighting at length literally all contain errors.Ive had occasion to research snuffers and other lighting accessories before, and in multiple contexts the most reliable books are in French or German. The antiques trade is rife with perpetuated errors, and moving to France 26+ years ago meant that I had to unlearn more than a few. Schiffers The Brass Book pub. 1978 is not reliable it illustrates a somewhat relevant, but inaccurately described tray (French, not English, & earlier than noted) with snuffer in Figure A on page 230, and correctly observes that earlier snuffers usually dont have feet, and otherwise erroneously notes virtually every example in the book as English.
The wealth and depth of range in both formal & rustic French lighting, Middle Ages to early 20. Century, exceeds that of any other country. The best overall work to date (and typically much more accurate) is Gabriel Henriot's 480-page, 1933 masterwork on French lighting, ENCYCLOPEDIE DU LUMINAIRE Formes et Decors Apparentes. (rare, out of print, & never translated).
Figure 10 on Plate 156 illustrates a hallmarked silver (1723-24) snuffer & tray with a similar handle, from the important Paris David-Weill Collection of Lighting. While more formal and engraved, the silver snuffers also lack feet. Both this snuffer & tray were originally silvered traces remain: the tray is brass, but Im less sure of the snuffer XRF analysis is the only way to find out. Aside from cleaning (which is often a question of taste), condition is generally excellent; the tray is lightweight brass, and the edge could use some straightening: the finger handle turns on its pin a drop of epoxy will fix this. The point of the snuffers is slightly bent, and has a.
Faint line that was probably a casting defect, filled by silver. The feet of the tray were silver-soldered; the snuffer rests and finger holder were pinned through (see photos).Based on the proportionate fit and the fact that both tray & snuffer were silvered, these might well be original to each other, which is something that can almost never be said. Elly has more early snuffers and trays, and will be offering many more other early lighting & metalwork pieces. As an expatriate American historian of European Decorative Arts and guest curator, I can safely state that there are major advantages to actually living in France for 26+ years not only in terms of attending major antiques shows & museums, and establishing an extensive network of contacts with curators, collectors and dealers, but also as to hands-on experience with Continental antiques. Group photos for other listings (all period pieces) will give you a small idea of what we go through in a month. We are independently listed with.
For France or the UK. Excellent, and with absolutely no repairs, but strictly as-seen, and as described above. There is otherwise the usual amount of surface wear to be expected on a formal yet utilitarian piece that has been polished countless times over the past 3+ centuries.
Please examine the photos closely they are an integral part of the description. Note : Photos are high resolution use magnification for viewing details. Please ask, if you wish more. New Bedford Museum of Glass. 8 & 1/4 21 cm.: tray width 3 & 13/4 9.6 cm. : height at handle 1 & 3/4 4.5 cm. : snuffer length 6 & 5/8 16.7 cm. : maximum opened width at snuffer handles 5 & 1/4 13.3 cm. Total weight 210 grams, not including packaging. North America is 28 Euros. & always offer grouped rate posting, with no time limits. Please read listings carefully rates & conditions are substantially different. Request that buyers be understanding of delays due to illness, severe weather, or computer problems.
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Thus saving buyers 10% to 43% in relevant countries. UK checks, or bank drafts, & all bank transfers accepted.My French associate is an expatriate American historian of Decorative Arts; a published antiques editor & writer, curator, certified appraiser, & internationally respected authority in numerous categories. He has placed pieces with many French & US museums, including the Smithsonian; he assists me with acquisitions, research & texts. Residing in the European Union. We are independently listed with the. Josef is an extensively published expert with ongoing academic & commercial commissions, including 2 more forthcoming books. We fiercely protect our Intellectual Property rights and in court, when necessary. The item "Rare 17th century French Louis 14th brass candle snuffer & tray circa 1700" is in sale since Sunday, January 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "etb2011" and is located in Limousin Region. This item can be shipped worldwide.