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Fireplace tongs

Description

Two steel arms terminating in circular clamps; top of arms are brass joined w/ C-scrolls below pivot which has domed cover w/ incised concentric rings. Ball and steeple finial forms hand grip and is decorated w/ turned rings.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1833
Material
brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Steel
steel (alloy)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
28.25 x 3 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.84
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder, Sr.
GUSN
17323

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