Pewter Candle Snuffer

Written by Beth Hrusch
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The pewter candle snuffer is an accessory that has been in use for hundreds of years. The use of a candle snuffer is widely believed to be the safe way to extinguish a candle. Snuffers, therefore are a practical addition to any pewter collection. When displayed on a mantle next to candles, an elegantly detailed snuffer can be a statement in its own right.

The Pewter Candle Snuffer--A Practical Accessory

Snuffers are the products of a practical need to safely extinguish candles. With their long handles, they allow one to put out the flame from a distance. They also keep one from having to tilt the candle or perform other unsafe maneuvers. Candle snuffers come in a variety of styles that complement candles and candle holders.

A pewter candle snuffer has the lustrous silver patina of this fine metal, and comes in a variety of shapes and designs. You can get them with or without long handles. The handles of some snuffers come with intricate detailing, adding a whimsical touch. Snuffers without handles often come with finger rings on the top or side for easy handling.

Either as a gift or as a practical addition to the home, a pewter candle snuffer serves a need while expressing good taste. The lasting beauty of pewter is an elegant decorative statement that never goes out of style. Anyone who loves to burn candles in the home should have a pewter snuffer nearby, ready to put out the fire safely.

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