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English Georgian Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs

English Georgian Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1800: Item # 21807
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Terrific pair of sterling silver sugar tongs dating to the reign of George III. The design (made by cutting reflective facets in the silver) is very nicely executed on this quality piece, and unlike many Georgian tongs, these are quite heavy.

The tongs are marked with the lion passant and the script hallmark "GS" for George Smith, entered in London in 1782. Since the tongs bear no other marks, they were probably made to order and the duty was never paid.

No monogram and in excellent condition. 5-5/8" long.