This is the neatest piece, a hand made sterling candle snuffer. It has been tested twice and it tests sterling. I was sure it was when I bought it even though there were no marks. The snuffer is 9 3/4" long. The handle is twisted ending in a ball turned into the handle. The Snuffer itself is in the shape of a hat with turned and cut edges. There are two braids leading from the top to the handle. One piece of braid has become un soldered but it stays in place. This is really an unusual, heavy hand made piece. I guarantee that it is sterling.