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Sugar Tongs (England), ca. 1760

This is a Sugar tongs. It was made by William Harrison I. It is dated ca. 1760 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by William M. Cahn, Jr. and Mrs. William M. Cahn, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Cahn, Jr. in memory of Rosalie S. and William M. Cahn.

  • Tonsillotome (France), 1855
  • brass, steel, ivory.
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, 1978.0874.02.
  • 14.2012.73

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Its dimensions are

L x W: 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Engraged with later initials: "A.L.F."

Cite this object as

Sugar Tongs (England), ca. 1760; Made by William Harrison I ; silver; L x W: 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Cahn, Jr. in memory of Rosalie S. and William M. Cahn; 1981-49-19

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