Sugar tongs

Object Number: 
1980.16
Date: 
1828-1836
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1 in. ( 16.5 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the underside of one arm: "BENEDICT & SCUDDER/ NEW YORK" in a conforming, serrated rectangle
Description: 
silver bow-form sugar tongs with double-swell fiddle arms with fruit basket decoration; flared shoulders and hollow shell-shaped grips; makers' marks stamped on the underside of one arm.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group