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Perlita Taxco (Aguilar?) Sterling Candle Snuffer with Twist Handle

Perlita Taxco (Aguilar?) Sterling Candle Snuffer with Twist Handle
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This candle snuffer has a multiple provenance.

It is stamped on the end of the handle, "Perlita," which sources indicate was a Mexico City retailer, "Taxco," for the renowned center of modernist silver manufacturing, "Sterling 925," and with an eagle symbol with a "9" on its chest, which was the number assigned by convention to Hector Aguilar.

Aguilar was a shop manager for the legendary William Spratling before he opened his own operation in 1939, and became prominent in his own right.

A relatively straightforward piece, it is nonetheless impressive. The scale is large, with an overall length of 10 1/4" and substantial weight at 2.4 T. oz.

The handle is twisted with a knob terminal and a loop where it attaches to the 2 3/8" tall by 1 1/2" bottom diameter, bell shaped extinguisher. This has a tiered top with a finial that matches the knob on the handle.

The handle is set at an angle such that its tip and the bottom of the snuffer rest on a common plane.

Dating from the mid 19th century, it is in excellent estate condition. It shows no wear or damage and has a bright finish.

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