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Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1951.303
Date: 
ca. 1820
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 16.2 x 6.4 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the underside of a arm: "I. W. FORBES" in a rectangle, anchor in a rectangle, star in a circle
Description: 
Silver bow-form sugar tongs with fiddle-form arms and horizontal elliptical grips; maker's hallmarks stamped along underside of one arm.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group