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Fireplace Tongs

Description

Wrought shafts terminating in oval pads. Shafts topped in brass. Circular pivot with incised rings. Elaborate finial has four graduated turned and incised rings; the uppermost turning is octagonal.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1768-1799
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
29 1/2 x 11 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.388E
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
17363

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