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Cartier STERLING Silver Candle Snuffer -- Pineapple Finial, twisted silver with wood handle-- signed
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Cartier STERLING Silver Candle Snuffer -- Pineapple Finial, twisted silver with wood handle-- signed
Cartier STERLING Silver Candle Snuffer -- Pineapple Finial, twisted silver with wood handle-- signed
Cartier STERLING Silver Candle Snuffer -- Pineapple Finial, twisted silver with wood handle-- signed
Cartier STERLING Silver Candle Snuffer -- Pineapple Finial, twisted silver with wood handle-- signed
Cartier STERLING Silver Candle Snuffer -- Pineapple Finial, twisted silver with wood handle-- signed
Cartier STERLING Silver Candle Snuffer -- Pineapple Finial, twisted silver with wood handle-- signed


This elegant Candle Snuffer is perhaps the most attractive I have seen. I know it is the favorite of my personal collection. It is signed "Cartier" and bears the Sterling designation.

The house of Cartier began back in 1847 and expanded from Paris to London and eventually, in 1909 to New York. Known primarily for the magnificent jewelry and bejeweled pieces that the Cartier family produced for royalty around the world, Cartier also became a name associated with the finest of gift items. A number of lovely household gift pieces were designed, and a gift from Cartier was considered in the best of taste for bridal gifts, anniversaries and the like.

This beautifully crafted Candle Snuffer, is one such item. Made of Sterling Silver, It measures 10-1/2" in length, with a gently twisted slender handle, the end of which is made of delicately turned wood, which appears to be mahogany. The graceful, bell shaped snuffer cup is topped with the most delightful and intricately fashioned miniature silver pineapple. This type of detailing is decidedly part of what makes a Cartier item so distinctive.

The markings on the back of the long handle are: Cartier followed by the word Sterling and the digits 65. My best guess would be that the "65" designated a style number for this piece. The Snuffer comes in its own silvercloth pouch, also marked with the Cartier name, and a dark blue box, bearing the Cartier and New York, Paris, London identification. The outer box is structurally sound but does show a bit of scuffing or wear; however, both the Candle Snuffer and the soft pouch are in excellent condition, with no damage that I can find. I have been unable to determine an exact date of manufacture of this piece, although it is definitely after 1909, due to the New York references on the packaging. My best guess would perhaps be the earlier 1920's, when candles were so very prevalent on dinner tables and throughout homes.

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