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Object Name: Sugar tongs
Date: ca. 1850
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Medium: Silver object needs numbering
Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 7/8 in. ( 15.6 x 5.7 x 2.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Auburn
Description: Silver bow-form sugar tongs with double-swell fiddle arms and hairy paw grips; arch engraved, "MAF" in bright-cut script; maker's marks stamped on the underside of an arm.
Credit Line: Gift of Joan R. Drummond and John Chedell Richardson, Jr.
Object Number: 1984.128
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Marks: engraved: on the arch: "MAF" in bright-cut script stamped: on the underside of an arm: "CHEDELL AUBURN" incuse and a star in a circle, bust(?) in a rectangle and an anchor in a rectangle

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The tongs were donated by ancestors of the silversmith.