A pair of Antique Silver Wick Trimmers made in 1793.


This exceptional pair of antique George III sterling silver wick trimmers has a hinged scissor action.

Date 1793
Made By William Abdy
Location London
Stock Number W59x4
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Maker: William Abdy

This exceptional pair of antique George III sterling silver wick trimmers has a hinged scissor action.

The trimmer has a thread edge and is engraved with the initials J N.

This fine example of antique silverware is supported by three legs.

The trimmer with its timeless elegance promises to be a cherished addition to any candle lover’s collection.

William Abdy

London silversmith.

Free by redemption 1752. Livery 1763. First mark as small worker 1763. Second and third marks 1767. Fourth and fifth marks 1769. Sixth mark (2 sizes, 1779). Seventh mark as plateworker 1790.

His son, William Abdy II, entered his first mark in 1790 shortly after his father’s death. Worked at Oat Lane, Noble Street.

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