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Sugar tongs

Description

Sterling silver sugar tongs with shells on the back of both bowls, serpentine edge with beading, scrolls and abstract leaves. Engraved monogram "P" on end.

Details

Maker
Elkington & Co. (Silversmith)
Date
1861
Inscriptions
"[woman's head in profile] / [walking lion] / E & Co. / [anchor] / M" (Full set of English sterling silver hallmarks for the city of Birmingham, Elkington & Co, 1861.)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Birmingham (Birmingham borough, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
silver (metal)
sugar tongs
Tongs, Sugar
Dimensions
2 3/4 x 3/4 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1573.74
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
188096

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