Candle scissors - mosity "William Briggs". England, Baroque, silver, 1828 - 1862

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Location: Russia, Moscow
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William Briggs. Candle scissors - mosity "William Briggs". England, Baroque, silver, 1828 - 1862
Candle scissors on an individual tray.

Material: Nickel alloy plated with 925 silver

Manufactory: William Briggs

Period: 1828 - 1862,

Region: England, Sheffield

Condition: Excellent, no silver loss, dings or scratches

Length | Width | Height: 16 cm | 10 cm | 15 cm

Candle scissors (FR. obsolete. mouchettes, Musey) was established to shorten the wicks of candles and oil lamps in homes and temples.

Until the early nineteenth century candles were made of wax or animal fat that formed at the end of the wick influx of coke and smoked the more, the longer the wick.

In the nineteenth century, the wicks were made from thick cotton harness, reinforced with a lead thread, which is virtually destroyed. When the wax dripping over the wick becomes too long, the candle flame rose to the height of the fire, the wax melted faster.

Now these scissors can be used not only for their intended purpose, but also to extinguish incense sticks - incense.
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