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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Douter

Date:
first half 18th century
Culture:
British, probably London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Length: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.25
Not on view
A douter made a pincer movement to extinguish a wick in a spirit lamp. The unusual word, now obsolete, is a contraction of "do-outer."
Marking: Unmarked
William Gedney Beatty (until d. 1941; bequeathed to MMA)
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