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Sugar Tongs (USA), ca. 1805

This is a Sugar tongs. It is dated ca. 1805 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 16.8 x 6.8 x 1.8 cm (6 5/8 x 2 11/16 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

"DEMILT" in rectangular reserve on inside of one side

It is inscribed

Engraved with initials "HMJ" (script) in oval patera at bowed end.

Cite this object as

Sugar Tongs (USA), ca. 1805; silver; H x W x D: 16.8 x 6.8 x 1.8 cm (6 5/8 x 2 11/16 x 11/16 in.); Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-43-124

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