Miniature sugar tongs

Object Number: 
INV.14541
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the arch: "MG" in script stamped: on the underside of an arm: "D" in script in an ellipse, "STERLING"
Description: 
Silver miniature sugar tongs; bow-form with chased foliate decoration on the arms; engraved initials, "MG" in script on the arch; floral grips; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the arms.
Gallery Label: 
The initials "MG" may refer to Louise's sister Marion Howard Gilder (1884-1912).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise S. Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group