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Sugar Tongs

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Marks

"REVERE" within a rectangle is stamped on the inside of tongs. Reserve is ragged underneath "EVE", leaving the letters "R" and final "E" more prominent.

Provenance

Said to have belonged to a Miss Legree, who married into the Johnson family; descended in the family to Margaret Brewer Johnson by 1870; purchased at a sale of her property by her daughter Mary Rogers (Johnson) Drew; her son Joseph N. Drew, from whom the piece was bought by the collector Pauline Revere Thayer; given by her to the Museum in 1935.

Credit Line

Pauline Revere Thayer Collection

1795–1800

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 413

Dimensions

12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

35.1790

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware