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Oblong silver snuffer tray

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Made in Edinburgh

Oblong silver snuffer tray
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A snuffer tray was used to hold the scissor-like instrument known as a pair of snuffers. Snuffers were used to snip out candle flames. This silver example was made by Edinburgh silversmith Harry Bethune, in 1718-9.

The snuffer tray has rounded ends and four hoof feet.

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