Antique Irish Silver Serving Tongs

Date: Circa 1745

Maker: John Harding

Country: Ireland

Stock Number: 8233

A rare piece of early Cork silver. A plain style pair of antique sterling silver asparagus tongs (or chop tongs) with a corrugated inside surface to grip the food. Very simple and clever manufacture that would suit either a left or righted person. Weight 122 grams, 3.9 troy ounces, Length 25 cms. Each side is double stamped with the initials "IH", probably for the Cork silversmith John Harding. Circa 1730-1740.

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