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Antique Silver George III Wick Trimmers made in 1799


A fine pair of Georgian silver wick trimmers with a delicate gadroon border leading to a reeded snuffer box.

Date 1799
Made By Wilkes Booth
Location London
Stock Number W54x2

Out of stock

Maker: Wilkes Booth

A fine pair of Georgian silver wick trimmers with a delicate gadroon border leading to a reeded snuffer box.

They are in good condition.

Wilkes Booth was a specialist maker of wick trimmers and when the demand with the new style candles collapsed in the 1830s and 40s, the family left for America. It was his brother’s grandson, John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln.

Dimensions: length 17 cm



Wilkes Booth

No record of apprenticeship or freedom.

First mark entered as snuffermaker, 11th October 1787. Address: 8 Albermarle Street. Second mark, 8th July 1805. Third mark, in partnership with John Booth (potentially his son), 28th June 1810, same address.

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