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American Coin Silver Fruit Basket Sugar Tongs

American Coin Silver Fruit Basket Sugar Tongs

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Coin: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 319820
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Outstanding pair of early American coin silver sugar tongs. The arms are cut in a modified fiddle shape and are decorated with superb applied fruit baskets. The claws are shaped as scallop shells. The end has a period monogram “BC”. These are undoubtedly the finest coin silver sugar tongs we’ve seen. The inside is marked with an unidentified pseudo-hallmark.

Origin: America, probably New England, circa 1815. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Size: 6-5/16” long. Weight: 51.5 grams.