A saucer-like dish with a central candleholder and a detachable conical snuffer or a slot to take scissor-snuffers. A handle enables the user to light the way to his or her bedchamber. Generally made from silver and plate. Silver hand candlesticks are known to have pre-dated the Reformation of the 16th century, but the earliest scarce surviving examples are form the 17th century. Occurs in Canton enamels
from the mid 19th century.