Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1930.32
Date: 
ca. 1765
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 12.4 x 5.4 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Silver sugar tongs; scissor-form tongs with ovoid, scrolled finger holes; cast scrolls extend to a circular pivot hinge; curved and tapered arms, molded, feathered shoulders and shell-form grips; maker's marks stamped on the finger holes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group