Date Made/Found: around 1815
Material and Medium: Old Sheffield Plate, tin
Dimensions: Overall: 20 x 100 x 237mm (13/16 x 3 15/16 x 9 5/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: L1908.34
This is a snuffer tray, made of Old Sheffield Plate, dating from around 1815.
The tray is chased with a floral pattern. Chasing is a metalworking technique where a raised design is created by careful hammering on the reverse of a surface. There is a plain shield in centre, which would probably have been engraved with the initials of the owner once purchased. The shield is bordered by four plain scrolls, stamped in a conventional pattern. The edge of the tray is raised and has a solid silver border which has been applied separately.
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