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Sugar Tongs

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The tongs are formed of two parallel fabricated balusters with shovel-shaped ends joined to a lobed spring-activated terminus with a baluster end formed of cast components.

Marks

Inside tongs, maker's mark IG, (Grimwade 1321). lion passant.

Provenance

Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, August, 1938, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlote Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: September 8, 1938)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), about 1723

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); W. 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.); Weight: 19.8 gm (13 dwt)

Accession Number

38.984

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver