Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1944.125h
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 6.4 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the arch: "KL" in bright-cut script stamped: on the undersides of the arms: "N*COLEMAN" in a rectangle
Description: 
silver bow-form sugar tongs with tapered arms with bright-cut borders and ovoid grips with bright cut borders; engraved, "KL" in bright-cut script on the arch; maker's marks stamped on the undersides of the arms.
Gallery Label: 
These sugar tongs belonged to Katherine Lawrence, daughter of Martha and John Brown Lawrence and the sister of Captain James Lawrence.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group