Serving tongs

Object Number: 
1942.390
Date: 
ca. 1845
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 3 in. ( 23.2 x 5.4 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the inside of one arm: "TENNEY" in rectangular surround and "251 B. WAY", also in rectangular surround; second arm stamped with "W & H" in diamond surround framed by conjoined eagle and portrait bust in oval surrounds engraved: on one arm: "
Description: 
Silver bow-form serving tongs with double-swell fiddle ends outlined with knot decoration; arms have one pierced shovel grip and one hairy claw grip; one arm engraved "C. K. J." in Old English characters; maker's hallmarks stamped along undersides of arms.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilmot T. Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group