Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Snuffers (part of a toilet service)

W. B., London (ca. 1684–85)
late 17th century
British, London
Silver gilt
Overall: H. 1 7/16 x W. 6 5/8 x D. 1 3/4 in., 3 oz. 4 dwt. (3.7 x 16.8 x 4.4 cm, 0.1kg)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: (Monogram, underneath base of pan, in XIX century script, under an earl's coronet) E N (for Normanton)

Marking: Struck twice inside pan, twice on inside of snuffer, once under each handle on top scroll: W.B. in shaped reserve, with 5 pointed star below (maker's mark)
Lord Swaythling , London ; Lord Astor of Hever ; [ Christie, Manson and Woods , London, May 15, 1963, no. 108; to Phillips ] ; J. Phillips (from 1963)
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