Vintage Scissor Shaped Brass Candle Snuffer With Phoenix Decorated With Peacocks - Length 16 cm

Exquisite Vintage Scissor shaped brass candle snuffer hand crafted by artisans representing the Greek Mythological bird "The Phoenix" used in most households during the mid century for putting out candles rather than blowing it out. 

This scissor shaped candle snuffer displays a beautiful peacock atop the Phoenix,  the hand engraved wings of the phoenix with miniature peacocks crafted on each of the 2 circular handles. 

In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or born again. Associated with the Sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.
The front of this handcrafted scissor shows the face of the Phoenix on either side meant for snuffing out the candles. 

Measures: 

Length of the snuffer 16 cm x width wing to wing is 7 cm. 

Weight 125 grams.