Sugar Tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1863

GUSN

GUSN-12075

Description

Teardrop shaped finger holes extended to circular pivot hinges with repousse rondelle. Double hinge used to conceal joint. Long, straight narrow shanks. Leaf shaped tips.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sugar tongs
silver (metal)
Silver
TONGS

Inscription

Marked ""Sterling"" and ""3"" incised on one shank, also with Gorham marks.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Gorham & Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Providence, RI, USA

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

4.75 x 1.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1430

Date

1863 (Possibly)

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