A burnished brass conical candle snuffer with a native or reclaimed hardwood handle, made in the metal workshops of of the Newton Dee Camphill community in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Each will pass through many hands on the way to its completion, allowing different individuals to maximise their input depending on their skills, inclination, or abilities. One might shape the snuffing cone, another attach the handle, de-burr the joints, or planish and polish the finished piece. About 18cm long with a head diameter of 5.5cm.
Camphill In 1939, inspired by the ideas of Rudolf Steiner, Karl König created his first community for the learning disabled at Kirkton house, near Aberdeen. By 1940 they had moved to the nearby Camphill estate, from which the now worldwide movement still takes its name. Their purpose being for people of all abilities to live and work together in an environment of mutual care, interdependence, and respect.