Overall: 1 x 6 x 1 7/8 in. (2.5 x 15.2 x 4.8 cm)
Silver Weight: 2 oz (troy) 3.1 dwt (67 g)
engraved: on the arch: "FMA" in script
stamped: inside the arch: "Myers" in script in a conforming rectangle
Silver sugar tongs; bow-form shaped above tapering arms with hollow oval grips; bright-cut floral decoration and geometric border on arms, grips and arch; arch engraved, "TMA" in script; maker's mark stamped inside the arch.
Gift of Mr. John B. Morris, Jr.
Thomas Arden, Jr. (1750-1834) and Mary Boyle (d. 1786); probable descent to their niece Mary Elizabeth Babcock (1808-1851), who married William Lewis Morris (1805-1864); to their son John Babcock Morris (b. 1839), who married Mary E. Faitoute (b. 1845); to their son John Babcock Morris, Jr. (1881-1957), the donor.
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