Tongs and server

Object Number: 
1933.130ab
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Overall (server): 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in. (19.1 x 6 x 0.6 cm) Overall (tongs): 10 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (26.7 x 5.7 x
Description: 
Silver filigree and cast silver plate tongs and server; bow-form tongs with filigree scrolls and bead decorated arms, medallion arch with a cast eagle, cast shell stems and a cast claw and filigree shell grips; server with filigree and bead decorated handle with a filigree shell tip, twisted stem and a flat, circular filigree bowl with a cast, twisted rim; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor these tongs and server were found during excavations for a camp site in Mexico City during the occupation by American troops during the Mexican-American War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of M. F. Savage
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group