Marked by Thomas Law (first mark entered 1773)
Object Place: Europe, Sheffield, England
W. 4.7 cm x L. 14.2 cm (1 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Weight: 28 gm (9 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The U-shaped tongs are formed from a single piece of silver, with shaped oval grippers and flat arms that are pierced with semicircles in a geometric pattern and engraved with bright-cut medallions.
Engraved on top of tongs, EHL.
On inside of one arm, maker's mark T.LAW (Jackson, 1989, p. 441). Inside other arm, date letter q; sovereign's head; lion passant; maker's mark TL (Jackson, 1989, p. 441)
Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).
Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)