Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1956.15e
Date: 
ca. 1787
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 5/8 in. ( 16.8 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the arch, "PES" in script stamped: on the underside of the arms: illegible strike in a rectangle, "I . V" in a rectangle with rounded edges, "P" in roman letters
Description: 
silver sugar tong; bow-form with coffin-end arms with elliptical bowl grips; arch engraved, "PES" in script; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the arms.
Gallery Label: 
This pair of sugar tongs was probably part of the wedding silver given to Rebecca Starbuck (1761-1817) who married Isaac Leggett in 1787.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Horatio B. Williams
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group