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Sugar Tongs

1971.1430 (RS118148)

Description

Teardrop shaped finger holes extended to circular pivot hinges with repousse rondelle. Double hinge used to conceal joint. Long, straight narrow shanks. Leaf shaped tips.

Details

Maker
Gorham & Co. (Maker)
Date
1863
Possibly
Inscriptions
Marked ""Sterling"" and ""3"" incised on one shank, also with Gorham marks.
Location of origin
Providence, RI, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
Silver
silver (metal)
sugar tongs
TONGS
Dimensions
4.75 x 1.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1430
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12075

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