Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1939.230
Date: 
ca. 1770
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 12.4 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the hinge: "MY HOPE ON HIGH" in a banner stamped: on a finger hole: "T. I." in a rectangle and a lion passant in a rectangle
Description: 
silver sugar tongs; scissor-form tongs with ovoid, scrolled finger holes; cast scrolls extend to a circular pivot hinge engraved with flowers on one side and the Bedlow family crest and motto on the other, two arms embowed and gloved holding an anchor below, "MY HOPE ON HIGH" in a banner; scrolled arms and shell-form grips; maker's marks stamped on a finger hole.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Effie Beekman Borrow
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group