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Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1940.348e
Date: 
1791/92
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 15.9 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the arch: "LB" in bright-cut script
Description: 
silver bow-form sugar tongs with tapered arms and hollow ovoid grips; bright-cut reserve on the arch engraved, "LB" in bright-cut script; no maker's mark.
Gallery Label: 
These sugar tongs belonged to Major Leonard Bleeker (1755-1844) and his wife Johanna Abeel (1764-1810), who married in 1783.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Elizabeth B. Knight
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group