Sterling Silver Cast Sugar Tongs "1769"
Sterling Silver Cast Sugar Tongs (PS/111)
- 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 This pair can be dated from circa London"1769" as his "mark" is of the same style The Bow is engraved with "E over G M" this could be a marriage betrothal or the owners initial, I prefer the former. They have been repaired, the repair is of an age and has been done very well Measurements: Weight: 27 grams Length: 12.5cm 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 Paypal accepted via the website Bank transfers accepted Credit/Debit cards accepted by telephone