Origin: England, Birmingham
Acc. No. 1980-48
Label:This elaborately shaped snuffer stand bears the mark of John Hidson, a specialist maker of candle snuffers who worked in Birmingham from 1752 until 1801. Fashioned from polished iron or steel, it demonstrates the fact that sophisticated metal objects could be made of inexpensive materials with excellent results.
Mark(s):Marked "HIDSON" on base.