Original Hand Painted "Toleware" Snuffer Tray & Hand Wrought Wick Trimmer Set. Curved bottom of trimmer matches the wear pattern inside the Tray's bottom ! (Originally Found Together in York County,Pa.) Ca. 1850.
Apple Tray form of Tin Tray is actually Early sheet iron. Ghost image on bottom of tray appears to be an old sticker area with 2 centrally located numbers Scratched inside "25" possibly it's original store price of 25 cents. See Last Close-up photo.
Snuffer, or Wick trimmer is created by a Blacksmith with the Dovetailed Catcher onto the side ! See close-up Photos. All Hand forged & assembled with the finger loops left open-ended. A European 18th Century Form, continued in America during the 19th Century. The Tin Tray has one Continuous curled top edge. (No re-enforcing ringed wire inside the top rim on small trays)
Tray Measures 10 1/4 inches Long, by 4 1/4 inches Wide. Trimmer is 5 1/2 inches long, and 2 Wide at the finger Grips. Combined Weigh is 6.4 Ounces .
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