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Antique 1870 Gorham Eglantine Sterling Sugar Claws Tong

Antique 1870 Gorham Eglantine Sterling Sugar Claws Tong

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1900: Item # 419583

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A finely detailed set of sterling sugar tongs or claws by Gorham. It is the 1870 Eglantine pattern, for which the relief work was cast for show on both sides of the silver. You can see that the top blossom on the outside is a different one from the blossom on the inside. Unlike repousse, one side is not the reverse of the other. Each side is worked as a new picture which looks at the stem from a different angle. See the 3rd picture which roughly positions both sides. An example of American silver at its most intricate.

About 5" long, very good condition, monogram as shown on the bend.

Eglantine is scarce.