Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tongs in two pieces
  • United States or England, United Kingdom
  • tongs in two pieces, 1800s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom or United States
  • silver
  • Object Length: 14.6 cm
    Object Length: 5 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Brosseau Learning Center, 318
  • 1928.3597.a,b

Roses in relief on the sides of the sterling silver tongs. The head of a serpent, the letters "C.G." and the motto "Foecundi Calices" carved on the end of the tongs.