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Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1951.342
Date: 
ca. 1830-1840
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 5/8 in. ( 15.9 x 6.4 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the undersides of the arms: "J. & I. COX" in a rectangle, lion passant, "G" and [?] in rectangles
Description: 
Silver bow-form sugar tongs with fiddle arms, squared shoulders and hollow ovoid grips; arch engraved with the Arden family crest, six ostrich feathers on fess; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the arms.
Gallery Label: 
These sugar tongs belonged to Miss Susan Arden of New York, the great-great aunt of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. John B. Morris, Jr.
Provenance: 
Susan (Susannah) Arden (1766-1824); to her sister Margaret Antoinette Arden (b.1770), who married Frederick Babcock (b.1771); to their daughter 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; to their son John Babcock Morris Jr. (1881-1957), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group