Sugar Nippers

English (London)
about 1760
Probably by Henry Plumpton (English (London), only mark entered 1761)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

W. 5.2 x D. 11.7 cm (2 1/16 x 4 5/8 in.) Weight: 36.8 gm (1 oz 4 dwt)

Accession Number

RES.46.42

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The scissor-style nippers have shaped ring handles and scrolled stems terminating in shells that are formed from cast components.

Inscription

Scratched on side of hinge, RW.

Markings

Lion passant (repeated on other handle ring); on inside of one handle ring, maker's mark HP (similar to Grimwade 1059) (struck twice on other handle ring)

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: November 14, 1946)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)