Fire Tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1833

GUSN

GUSN-7576

Description

Spherical brass finial on cylindrical handle with four ring turnings terminating in circular disc hinge. Two brass shafts extend from hinge. Below spurs, shaft merges with blackened iron shafts, terminating in ovoid "penny" pincers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

28 x 3.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.473.2