A pair of George I silver Toy Snuffers.
A rare pair of George I Toy silver Candle Snuffers, struck twice with a maker’s mark only for David Clayton, London circa 1725.
An almost identical pair of snuffers (6.40 cm. long) is in the Metropolitan Museum, New York [The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963, Accession Number: 63.53.205. These were formerly exhibited in New York. James Robinson, Inc. “A loan exhibition of antique English silver miniatures,” April 22, 1941–May 22, 1941]. Clayton also made candle snuffers in a smaller size which appear more frequently than this larger size.
For the pair in the Metropolitan Museum Collection see: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/202881?searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&ft=david+clayton&offset=0&rpp=20&pos=20
Good with very minor distortion to the handles.
Length – 5.70 cm. [see image beside a night light candle]; Width – 3.20 cm.; Depth – 1.10 cm.; Weight – 7.80 gms.