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Snuffers

Snuffers by Dixon. Rosette head, gadrooned edge spring action. Tray; rectangular gadrooned edge, engraved decoration.

Inscription

MARKS: on the cross-piece of the scissors mechanism, maker's marks Dixon in a square, a circle with a horizontal line through it and a tail (?) below in a square, and J in a square (Bradbury, 1912 ed, p451).

Marks

Tray marked D*S Snuffers

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas P. Rich

English (Sheffield), around 1835

Object Place

Sheffield, England

Accession Number

20.803

Medium or Technique

Metal; Sheffield plate

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver