Wendy Hamilton Antiques

SOLD  Douter Candle Snuffer English 18th Century


hammiWendy Hamilton Antiques is located in Collingwood, Ontario

Douter Candle Snuffer  English 18th Century

I have three douters to sell (see photo) and will list each separately.

This rare item was made in England circa 1750-1780. (see reference).

"Unlike the more common candle snuffer, which it slightly resembles, the steel douter provided a safe and clean way of pinching out a candle flame."

Reference:  Early lighting A Pictorial Guide Published by the Rushlight Club, page 118 figure 13-12.

Approximate Dimensions: Length 4", Diameter of pincer plates 1".

Condition: As found, no damage or repairs. See photos.