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Sugar tongs

1998.5533.2 (RS24394)

Description

One in pair of silver sugar tongs w/ claw talons. Fleur-de-lis design above talons. Smooth handles w/ rounded tip.

Details

Maker
Reed & Barton (Maker)
Date
1840-1890
Inscriptions
Stamped on handle back: ""REED & BARTON 4""
Location of origin
Taunton, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Claw
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Silver
silver (metal)
sugar tongs
talons
TONGS, SUGAR
Dimensions
5.25 x 1.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5533.2
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
24680
Reference Notes
Rainwater, Dorothy T., Author. American Silver Manufacturers. EVERYBODYS PRESS, 1966.

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