All Hand Made by a Tinsmith Candle "Chamber Stick" !
Deep Pie Plate Wax/Tallow Catcher for Valuable recycling of Bees Wax, with a slightly raised Round Base, with a double ribbed Beveled Skirt & rolled over, fine wire Ringed edge. Bottom of base has a soldered central Shaft which comes through the plate. Has a working iron Thumb push Snub Remover. Tin Form or Profile is a Great Tinsmith Example with the adult size handle or finger Loop.
If you like Colonial American Primitives, this is a Utilitarian Treasure. Early tin was actually thin "Sheet Iron" which was plated or dipped in "Tin" before pure tin mixtures were developed. Tinsmiths were also known as Whitesmiths. (versus the Blacksmiths who worked only with iron)
Extinguishers were popular in the early years due to the fowl smells produced as a by product of home made wax/tallow candles which sometimes burned very fast & rich with lots of Suit if blown out and left to smoke uncapped.
Overall Stands 4 3/4 inches from saucer base to top of candle tube lip. Saucer base is 8 5/8 inches in diameter.
Weighs 6.8 Ounces.
Condition : Excellent, with no tin cracks, fractures, or Solder breaks. This is the only example in the past 6 years which I've found that has an original Tin Flame Snuffer Cap/Extinguisher included !