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Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1984.128
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver object needs numbering
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 7/8 in. ( 15.6 x 5.7 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the arch: "MAF" in bright-cut script stamped: on the underside of an arm: "CHEDELL AUBURN" incuse and a star in a circle, bust(?) in a rectangle and an anchor in a rectangle
Description: 
Silver bow-form sugar tongs with double-swell fiddle arms and hairy paw grips; arch engraved, "MAF" in bright-cut script; maker's marks stamped on the underside of an arm.
Gallery Label: 
The tongs were donated by ancestors of the silversmith.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joan R. Drummond and John Chedell Richardson, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group