Sugar Tongs

English (London)
about 1723
Marked by John Gibbons


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); W. 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.); Weight: 19.8 gm (13 dwt)

Accession Number

38.984

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The tongs are formed of two parallel fabricated balusters with shovel-shaped ends joined to a lobed spring-activated terminus with a baluster end formed of cast components.

Markings

Inside tongs, maker's mark IG, (Grimwade 1321). lion passant.

Provenance

Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, August, 1938, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlote Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: September 8, 1938)

Credit Line

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