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Object Name: Sugar tongs
Date: ca. 1765
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 12.4 x 5.4 x 1.6 cm )
Place made: England
Description: Silver sugar tongs; scissor-form tongs with ovoid, scrolled finger holes; cast scrolls extend to a circular pivot hinge; curved and tapered arms, molded, feathered shoulders and shell-form grips; maker's marks stamped on the finger holes.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Object Number: 1930.32
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Marks: stamped: on the finger holes: twice, "AO" in a rectangle, lion passant in a rectangle