Sugar Tongs

English (London)
about 1790
Possibly by Samuel Wintle (first mark entered 1778)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

4.8 x 14 cm (1 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.) Weight: 34 gm (1 oz)

Accession Number

47.1352

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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.

Inscription

Engraved on top of tongs, in monogram "MB".

Markings

On inside of one arm, maker's mark SW (possibly Grimwade 2662). Inside the other arm, lion passant; sovereign's head.

Provenance

Gift of Mary Adelaide Sargent Poor to the MFA in memory of Adelaide Joanna Sargent. (Accession Date: Septemebr 18, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Adelaide Sargent Poor in memory of Adelaide Joanna Sargent