Set of four Portuguese silver snuffer trays, 19th Century


Crafted in 19th Century Lisbon, these exquisite Portuguese silver snuffer trays feature delicate detailing, making them a sophisticated addition to any setting while serving their practical purpose.


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This elegant ensemble of four exquisite Portuguese silver snuffer trays, was crafted in Lisbon in the 19th century. The trays are masterfully designed to enhance the aesthetic appeal of any distinguished setting, boasting a harmonious blend of sophistication and charm.

Each tray features a lustrous silver composition, exuding a radiant sheen that catches the light with captivating brilliance. Silver has long been considered the ideal material for objects like these, given its durable and resilient propreties.

One of the defining features of these trays is their pierced gallery sides, meticulously crafted to showcase a delicate and ornate design that is reminiscent of the classical fleur-de-lis decorative motif. The well-executed interwoven motifs evelate the trays to make them not only practical objects but also displays of quality craftsmanship.

Graceful leaf accents around the four feet add a touch of organic beauty to the trays, intertwining with the intricate piercings and enhancing their overall allure. The feet themselves are in the claw design, typical of Portuguese silver.

These trays were crafted to accompany snuffers, and were used to catch the flakes of dried wax from candles. Snuffers are tools used to extinguish the flame of a candle. The user places the snuffer's open end over the candle flame and, by suffocating it, causes the flame to go out.

The trays are individually hallmarked with their maker’s mark and an ‘L’ mark, attesting to their production in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital.

Perfectly matched as a set of four, these Portuguese silver snuffer trays exude sophistication and charm, making them an exquisite addition to any discerning collector's showcase or a captivating decoration on a table top. With their masterful craftsmanship, detailing, and timeless appeal, these trays are destined to be cherished heirlooms.

Total weight of all pieces is approximately 567 grammes. 


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
19th Century


3 cm / 1.2 inches
16 cm / 6.3 inches
10 cm / 3.9 inches
567 g


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