Possibly by James Harmer (only mark entered 1761)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
W. 4.6 cm x L. 14.2 cm (1 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.); Weight 34 gm (1 oz)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The tongs are formed from two shaped, fabricated pieces joined with a sprung end. The edges are engraved with a feather edge, and the grippers are in the shape of acorns.
On inside of one tong, lion passant; maker's mark IH (similar to Grimwade 1374) (repeated on inside of other tong), (struck twice).
Lent by Hollis French, February 2, 1915. Gift of Hollis French to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 10, 1940)
Gift of Hollis French