User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tongs

Start collecting

Horseshoe-shaped tongs with acorn-shaped ends. Handle flares outward towards center, then curves in at shoulder, widens again at top. Decorated with cut-card engraving on edges and modified bellflower design on each handle. Top of handle engraved with "A" in script. Each side of handle marked on...

Show Full Description

Inscription

Top of handle engraved with "A" in script.

Marks

Each side of handle marked on inside with identical marks: "G Atkin" in script, in rounded rectangle.

Provenance

Spoon collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Rothschild, Fayetteville, NY

Credit Line

The Estelle S. and Harris A. Solomon Collection—Gift of their daughter Carol Solomon Rothschild

1787–1823

Object Place

Balitmore, Maryland

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 1.9 x 5.4 cm (6 x 3/4 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.642

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware