Tongs

1785–91
William Hughes (English, 1818)


Object Place: Baltimore, Maryland

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 1.9 x 5.1 cm (1 3/16 x 3/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

2004.644

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Oval bowls, hollow on inside with shoulder, flaring, champhered handles with a shoulder to a wider top. Decorated with sheaf of wheat on outside of bowls, cut-card engraving on handles, with more abstracted sheafs of wheat, curved octagon at top of handle with initials engraved: “SAS (?)”. Two identical marks on inside of each handle: “W (dot) H” in square.

Inscription

Curved octagon at top of handle with initials engraved: "SAS (?)".

Markings

Two identical marks on inside of each handle: "W (dot) H" in square.

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