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Candle Snuffer Collection

"An Encounter on the Road: A Glimpse into History through Candle Snuffers" Step back in time with these captivating candle snuffers

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: An Encounter on the Road, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)

An Encounter on the Road, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)
5895234 An Encounter on the Road, c.1900 (oil on canvas) by Walbourn, Ernest (1872-1927); 61x91.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Walbourn, Ernest (1872-1927))

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Candle-snuffer stand with snuffer and extinguisher, 1688-89 (silver)

Candle-snuffer stand with snuffer and extinguisher, 1688-89 (silver)
3620056 Candle-snuffer stand with snuffer and extinguisher, 1688-89 (silver) by Bird, Joseph (fl.c.1685-d.1735); height: 19 cm; Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Candlestick, c. 1936. Creator: Yolande Delasser

Candlestick, c. 1936. Creator: Yolande Delasser
Candlestick, c. 1936

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Candle Snuffer and Tray, c. 1937. Creator: Eleanor Gausser

Candle Snuffer and Tray, c. 1937. Creator: Eleanor Gausser
Candle Snuffer and Tray, c. 1937

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Page 171. The under jaw of a wild boar;antient brass snuffers, 1810-17 (w / c & manuscript text)

Page 171. The under jaw of a wild boar;antient brass snuffers, 1810-17 (w / c & manuscript text)
5670069 Page 171. The under jaw of a wild boar; antient brass snuffers, 1810-17 (w/c & manuscript text) by Digby, Kenelm Henry (1800-80); 39.6x25.2x5.4 cm; Mitchell Library

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Candle Snuffer, 1935 / 1942. Creator: A. R. Tolman

Candle Snuffer, 1935 / 1942. Creator: A. R. Tolman
Candle Snuffer, 1935/1942

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Candle Snuffer, 1935 / 1942. Creator: Florence Stevenson

Candle Snuffer, 1935 / 1942. Creator: Florence Stevenson
Candle Snuffer, 1935/1942

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Candle Snuffer with Tray, France, 1751. Creator: Joachim Martin

Candle Snuffer with Tray, France, 1751. Creator: Joachim Martin
Candle Snuffer with Tray, France, 1751

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Candlestick, c. 1936. Creator: Dorothy Posten

Candlestick, c. 1936. Creator: Dorothy Posten
Candlestick, c. 1936

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: A Woman Cooking, Plate 3 from Five Feminine Occupations, ca. 1640-57. ca. 1640-57

A Woman Cooking, Plate 3 from Five Feminine Occupations, ca. 1640-57. ca. 1640-57
A Woman Cooking, Plate 3 from Five Feminine Occupations, ca. 1640-57

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: George II snuffer-stand from the Warrington Plate, 1738 (silver)

George II snuffer-stand from the Warrington Plate, 1738 (silver)
2413361 George II snuffer-stand from the Warrington Plate, 1738 (silver) by Archambo, Peter (d.1759); length: 16.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Miser Being Snuffed Out (pen and wash over pencil on paper)

Miser Being Snuffed Out (pen and wash over pencil on paper)
FIT167632 Miser Being Snuffed Out (pen and wash over pencil on paper) by Dance, George (1741-1825); 23.9x18 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK; eFitzwilliam Museum; English

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: A booklet warning of the Horrors in the Night

A booklet warning of the Horrors in the Night
3603370 A booklet warning of the Horrors in the Night, the front cover depicting a man in bed screaming with his hair standing on end

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Queen Anne snuffer-tray and pair of snuffers, c. 1708 (silver)

Queen Anne snuffer-tray and pair of snuffers, c. 1708 (silver)
2413320 Queen Anne snuffer-tray and pair of snuffers, c.1708 (silver) by Mettayer, Lewis (fl.c.1700-d.1740); Private Collection; (add.info.: Snuffer tray 18cm long, with mark of Lewis Mettayer)

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Girl Writing by Lamplight, c. 1850

Girl Writing by Lamplight, c. 1850
Ma54995 Girl Writing by Lamplight, c.1850 by Hunt, William Henry (1790-1864); Private Collection; Photo eThe Ms Gallery, London; English, out of copyright

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Candle snuffer and stand, 1710-15 (brass)

Candle snuffer and stand, 1710-15 (brass)
3084423 Candle snuffer and stand, 1710-15 (brass) by English School, (18th century); 19.7x9.5 cm; The Geffrye Museum of the Home, London

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Wax jack owned by the Dennis Family, early 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Wax jack owned by the Dennis Family, early 19th century. Creator: Unknown
The taper holder is a silver plated piece with three hallmarks or makers marks pressed into the rim of the saucer/dish base

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Snuffer, c. 1936. Creator: Hester Duany

Snuffer, c. 1936. Creator: Hester Duany
Snuffer, c. 1936

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Candle Holder, 1935 / 1942. Creator: Davids De Vault

Candle Holder, 1935 / 1942. Creator: Davids De Vault
Candle Holder, 1935/1942

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Snuffer, 1935 / 1942. Creator: Hester Duany

Snuffer, 1935 / 1942. Creator: Hester Duany
Snuffer, 1935/1942

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Banquet Piece with Mince Pie, 1635. Creator: Willem Claesz Heda

Banquet Piece with Mince Pie, 1635. Creator: Willem Claesz Heda
Banquet Piece with Mince Pie, 1635

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: A Tit Bit for a Strong Stomach, June 20, 1809. June 20, 1809. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

A Tit Bit for a Strong Stomach, June 20, 1809. June 20, 1809. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
A Tit Bit for a Strong Stomach, June 20, 1809

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Candle snuffers, 16th century?, (1881). Creator: W Wise

Candle snuffers, 16th century?, (1881). Creator: W Wise
Candle snuffers, 16th century?, (1881). Etching of a pair of snuffers, possibly made in Italy. The shafts of the handles are in the form of human figures

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Victorian satirical cartoon about man and wife

Victorian satirical cartoon about man and wife
Vintage engraving of a Victorian satirical cartoon about man and wife

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Still life with a Bible, 1821 (oil on canvas)

Still life with a Bible, 1821 (oil on canvas)
XKH141309 Still life with a Bible, 1821 (oil on canvas) by Bergen, Karl von (1794-1835); 62x48.5 cm; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; (add.info.: signed Carl von Bergen, Rom 1821; ); Dutch

Background imageCandle Snuffer Collection: Man extinguishes a candle with a candle snuffer, print maker: Jan Luyken, wed

Man extinguishes a candle with a candle snuffer, print maker: Jan Luyken, wed. Pieter Arentsz & Cornelis van der Sys II, 1711


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"An Encounter on the Road: A Glimpse into History through Candle Snuffers" Step back in time with these captivating candle snuffers, each telling a unique story from different eras. In 1900, an oil on canvas painting titled "An Encounter on the Road" transports us to a bygone era where candlelight illuminated the night. The presence of a candle-snuffer stand with snuffer and extinguisher in 1688-89 silver reveals the importance of these tools in daily life. Yolande Delasser's 1936 candlestick design showcases the artistry and elegance of that period, while Eleanor Gausser's 1937 creation adds charm with her intricate tray accompanying the snuffer. The inclusion of wild boar under jaw alongside ancient brass snuffers from 1810-17 offers a glimpse into how materials were repurposed for practical use during those times. A. R. Tolman and Florence Stevenson's collaborative effort in creating a functional yet stylish candle snuffer in 1935/1942 demonstrates innovation during challenging times. Joachim Martin's French masterpiece from 1751 combines functionality and beauty seamlessly, reminding us that even mundane objects can be works of art. Dorothy Posten's strikingly modern-looking candlestick design from around 1936 challenges our perception of traditional aesthetics. Even centuries ago, women played important roles as depicted in "A Woman Cooking, " ca. 1640-57 artwork which includes candles being tended to using similar tools showcased here. George II snuffer-stand from the Warrington Plate made out of silver represents opulence and luxury associated with that era. Finally, "Miser Being Snuffed Out, " created using pen and wash over pencil on paper captures an intriguing moment frozen in time - perhaps symbolizing more than just extinguishing a flame? These diverse pieces offer glimpses into history, showcasing not only their utilitarian purpose but also the artistry and craftsmanship of their creators.