Tongs

1793–1813
Attributed to John Baptiste Dumoutet (American, 1761–1813)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 2.2 x 5.7 cm (6 x 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2004.643

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Rounded bowl ends, hollow on inside, with flaring handle that reaches it’s widest point at the top. Decorated with cut-card engraving on edges and rolled texture stamp. Engraved elipse at top, no initials. Two identical marks on inside of each handle: “DUMOUTET” in a rectangle.

Markings

Two identical marks on inside of each handle: "DUMOUTET" in a rectangle.

Provenance

Spoon collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Rothschild, Fayetteville, NY

Credit Line

The Estelle S. and Harris A. Solomon Collection—Gift of their daughter Carol Solomon Rothschild