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sugar tongs
  • Hester Bateman
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
  • sugar tongs, 1779–1780
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • silver
  • Object Length/Width: 14.3 x 1.3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 5/8 x 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Condra Henry Miller
  • Not on display
  • 1996.0097
Label Text

Tongs; handle is a delicate feature cut with a symmetrical stylized floral spray on the hnadle swelling (approximately 1/3 down the handle); "AE" on the back of the handle; ends are spoon-like with depressions on the outer edges of the spoons.