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Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1947.130
Date: 
ca. 1850-1870
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/4 in. ( 14.9 x 6 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the arch: "H v D" in script stamped: on the undersides of the arms: "GEO. W. WELSH 244 GREENWICH ST." incuse
Description: 
silver bow-form sugar tongs with double-swell fiddle-form arms, flared shoulders and shell grips; engraved on the arch, "H v D" in script; maker's marks stamped on the underside of each arm.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry F. von Drehle
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group