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Fireplace Tongs

1971.562 (RS116375)

Description

Simple bulbed finial sits on rounded stem handle; bulbed arms straighten and meet in penny-head pincer grips.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1768-1799
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
iron (metal)
wrought
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Iron
iron (metal)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
wrought
Wrought
Accession Number
1971.562
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5197

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