Fireplace tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1810-1819

GUSN

GUSN-17318

Description

Iron arms terminating in circular clamps. Domed boss w/ incised ring over pivot. Plain columnar form topped by ball and steeple finial forms hand grip. Decoration of turned and incised rings on brass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
steel (alloy)
Brass
Iron
Steel
TONGS, FIREPLACE

Maker

Edmands, Barnabas (Maker)

Location of Origin

Charlestown, MA, USA

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

33 x 2.5 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1952.140

Reference Notes

Mitchell, James R.. Early American Life. [No Publisher]. _____ Note _____ "Brass Andiron Makers of Boston", August, 1980.

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