Antique Silver Serving Tongs

Date: 1760

Maker: John Hague

Country: England

Stock Number: 8672

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 handed person. Weight 114 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Length 21.5 cms. One side is stamped with the makers initials "IH" and the lion mark; the other side is double struck with the makers mark. Maker probably John Hague, circa 1760.

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