Solid Cast Sugar Tongs (1769)

Solid Cast Sugar Tongs (PS/106)

  • Cast Tongs are the first of the bow shaped Sugar Tongs. They came immediately after the scissor style Tea Tongs. Dates for Cast Tongs range from as early as 1765 through to as late as 1801. Most will be dated between 1770 and 1780. They are usually very ornate and have pierced arms and are made in three parts, the shoulder or bow and the two arms. The process for making these tongs is quite complex as they will have been made from a mould, with the silver poured into the mould, the two arms would then be soldered to a pre-made bow. This pair were made by Charles Hougham: 1769 They have an engraving on the bow of "D D" surrounded by some stunning engraving Weight 36 grams Length: 13.5cm Width: 3.5cm Height: 1.5cm Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information regarding this item UK Postage Free (Special delivery) Courier services & Worldwide shipping available, please contact us for details and delivery charges Pay pal accepted via the website Bank transfers accepted Credit/Debit cards accepted by telephone





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