Tongs

English (London)
about 1775
Possibly by James Harmer (only mark entered 1761)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

W. 4.6 cm x L. 14.2 cm (1 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.); Weight 34 gm (1 oz)

Accession Number

40.601

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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.

Markings

On inside of one tong, lion passant; maker's mark IH (similar to Grimwade 1374) (repeated on inside of other tong), (struck twice).

Provenance

Lent by Hollis French, February 2, 1915. Gift of Hollis French to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 10, 1940)

Credit Line

Gift of Hollis French