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No. P159
George III Silver Candle Wick Trimmers

Made by Wilkes Booth
London 1797
Length 5.25" (3.3cm); Weight 1.5 troy oz (48g)
Price 595.00

Condition Report
Often referred to (incorrectly) as candle snuffers
(Wicks originally did not burn down with the candle)
The internal steel spring in the hinge still keeps the trimmers tightly shut
A good sign of quality is that the silversmith has inserted two thin strips of steel to form the cutting edge
Excellent condition and marks
Without damage or repair

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