Sugar Tongs

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  • Artist/Maker: John Wirgman
  • London, England
  • ca. 1755
  • Silver (sterling)
  • 1954-563,7

Sugar tongs of this scissor type with scrolled arms and shell-shaped grips were the most popular form during the middle decades of the eighteenth century. Relatively few are fully marked. This finely chased pair is part of a set with six teaspoons and their original shagreen-covered case (accessions 1954-563, 1-6).

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