Antique Silver Snuffer and Matching Tray

Antique Silver George III Snuffer & Matching Tray made in 1786


A rare antique George III snuffer of oval form, with silver handles and a steel cutting mechanism.

Date 1786
Made By John Buckett
Location London
Stock Number SA57x27W75x1
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Maker: John Buckett

A rare antique George III snuffer of oval form, with silver handles and a steel cutting mechanism.

The antique silver tray has flaring sides with a beaded rim, and is pierced with urns, bright-cut engraved borders, flower garlands and a lovely family crest to the centre.

The snuffer was made by John Buckett and the tray by Thomas Chawner.

John Buckett was a specialist wick trimmer and snuffer maker. Thomas Chawner would have purchased this from him, as he was not a specialist in this class of object.

Dimensions: width (of snuffer) 15.87 cm



John Buckett

John Buckett (from Grimwade’s London Goldsmiths 1697 – 1837)

There is no record of apprenticeship or freedom.

Only mark entered as sword cutler, 28th January 1760. Address: St James’s Street, Westminster. Signs as “Bukett” but appears as John Buckett, sword cutler, at the above address, in the Parl. Report list 1773.

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