Sugar tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1861

GUSN

GUSN-188096

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

Descriptive Terms

sugar tongs
silver (metal)
Tongs, Sugar

Inscription

"[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.),

Additional Identification Number

J710

Maker

Elkington & Co. (Silversmith)

Dimensions

2 3/4 x 3/4 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1573.74

Places

Birmingham (Birmingham borough, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom)