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Miniature candle snuffer and stand

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Both the stand and candlesnuffer scissors are footed. The scissors have circular finger holes, with scrolls leading to pivot hinge; the stand has an articulated raised rim.

Inscription

None.

Marks

"Stone" with profile of chasing hammer stamped across St., struck on bottom of stand. Snuffer is unmarked.

Provenance

Arthur and Elizabeth Bent Stone estate to their companion Annie E. Priest (1872-1972)l by descent to Alma Bent (about 1921-92), Stone cousin; 1979, gift of Alma Bent to the MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alma Bent

1901–36

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

0.9 x 3 x 1.3 cm (3/8 x 1 3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1979.187

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware