Possibly by Samuel Wintle (first mark entered 1778)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
4.8 x 14 cm (1 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.) Weight: 34 gm (1 oz)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The U-shaped tongs are formed from a single piece of silver, with shaped oval grippers, flat arms and bright-cut ornament on the outer edges enclosing a medallion.
Engraved on top of tongs, in monogram "MB".
On inside of one arm, maker's mark SW (possibly Grimwade 2662). Inside the other arm, lion passant; sovereign's head.
Gift of Mary Adelaide Sargent Poor to the MFA in memory of Adelaide Joanna Sargent. (Accession Date: Septemebr 18, 1947)
Gift of Mary Adelaide Sargent Poor in memory of Adelaide Joanna Sargent