Fireplace tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1950

GUSN

GUSN-7520

Description

Conforming handle terminating in medial circular brass hinge connecting two steel shafts with rounded shoulders. Shafts curve inward sharply with knop turning above waist. Shafts terminate at ovoid pincer ends.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
turning (shaping process)
Brass
Steel
Turned
TONGS, FIREPLACE

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

32 x 4.125 x 1.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.398.2