Marked by John Gibbons
Object Place: Europe, London, England
H. 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); W. 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.); Weight: 19.8 gm (13 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Inside tongs, maker's mark IG, (Grimwade 1321). lion passant.
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)
Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)