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Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1937.208
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 15.9 x 4.8 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the underside of the handle: "TIFFANY & Co/ 149M4983/ STERLING" incuse
Description: 
silver scissor-form sugar tongs with plain oval finger holes with tapered arms crossing at a flower-form pivot-hinge and extending to flower form pivot hinges at the ends which attach to two more sets of arms and hinges; hollow shell grips; makers' marks stamped on one of the arms.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group