Do you know what this object is?
It’s a candle snuffer. A very modern one at that! Here’s a more traditional version:
candle snuffer, 1st Dibs
Historically, a candle snuffer was used to trim the wick of a candle without actually putting out the flame. It looked more like scissors than a cone. Now, we used the snuffer to extinguish the flame. With a snuffer, there’s no need to blow smoke across your living room. This little gadget does the work for you. It’s actually very quite civilized.
candle snuffer, Mark & Graham
candle snuffer, Tiffany & Co.
Do you use a snuffer? Where’s it from?