FABULOUS GEORGIAN CAST SILVER SUGAR TONGS BY ...

Item Number
JUIL83

These cast silver tongs were made circa 1775 by John Bourne. Cast tongs are relatively rare , they only lasted a very short time, from about 1765 to 1780 and these are a fine example. They have an unusual design.
Exquisite pierced arms.
Shell cups.
Not initialled

Hallmarks:
I.B for John Bourne.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions and weight:
Length: 13cm / 5.2 inches.
weight: 1.2oz / 36 g

Condition:
Good.
Old repair to extremity of one of the arms, very well executed and not easy to spot.

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RARE PAIR OF GEORGE II SUGAR NIPS ...

Item Number
NOVE70

This is a rare pair of early Georgian silver sugar nips. Scissor form “sugar nippers” were made between 1720 until around 1775 when they changed to the U shaped tongs.

The bowls cast with scroll decorations.

Hallmarks:

Maker's marks GN under a lion rampant for Gawen Nash


Dimensions:

Length: 12cm / 5 inches.

Condition:

Very good.
Scissor mechanism in full working order.
No repairs.
Marsk partially rubbed but identifiable.
Finger rings not mis-shapen.

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RARE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH SILVER SPRING LOADED ...

Item Number
MAI55

These elegant, spring loaded, pierced work, silver scissors sugar tongs date circa 1880 and bear both the French silver guarantee mark and the retailer's mark. Each shaped arms pierced with scrolls and terminating in a circular bowl decorated with an applied lozenge engraved with a flower head.

The central circular spring mechanism prettily engraved with flowers and scrolls.

Hallmarks:

Boar's head on one side or arm.
Maker's mark on other side.
Retailer's marks "Tournon" engraved on top of arm.

Dimensions and weight:

Length: 9cm / 3.6 inches.
Weight: 22.6 g / 0.8 oz.


Condition:

Excellent.
The tongs are working well. The spring mechanism is working perfectly.
No splits or repairs

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FABULOUS GEORGIAN CAST SILVER SUGAR TONGS BY ...

Item Number
JUIN99

These cast silver tongs were made circa 1775 by John Phipps I. Cast tongs are relatively rare , they only lasted a very short time, from about 1765 to 1780 and these are a fine example. They have not been repaired, which is unusual, cast tongs are vulnerable and very often have signs of repairs.
Exquisite pierced arms.
Shell cups.
Initialled

Hallmarks:

IP for John Phipps I
Lion Passant.

Dimensions and weight:

Length: 13.5cm / 5.4 inches.
weight: 1.2oz / 36 g

Condition:
Very good.

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RARE PAIR OF GEORGIAN BRIGHT-CUT SILVER SUGAR ...

Item Number
AVR65

These solid silver Georgian sugar tongs are rare as they were assayed in Exeter. Of straight form, they are bright-engraved with foliate motifs and have pretty acorn shaped bowls. Vacant cartouche.

Hallmarks:

RF for Richard Ferris.
Lion Passant.
Duty Mark.


Dimensions:

Length: 13cm / 5 inches.

Condition:

Very good.

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FABULOUS GEORGIAN CAST SILVER SUGAR TONGS BY ...

Item Number
MAI55

These cast silver tongs were made circa 1775 by William Collings. Cast tongs are relatively rare - they only lasted a very short time, from about 1765 to 1780 and these are a fine example.

Exquisite pierced arms.

Shell cups

Initialled

Hallmarks:

WC for William Collings

Dimensions and weight

Length: 13cm / 5 inches.
weight: 1.4oz / 41 g

Condition:

Very good.

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GOOD PAIR OF GEORGIAN SILVER SUGAR TONGS ...

Item Number
MARS70

These solid silver Georgian sugar tongs were made by the highly collectable Hester Bateman. Of shaped form, they are bright-engraved with foliate motifs and have pretty acorn shaped bowls. Initialled cartouche.

Hallmarks:

HB for Hester Bateman.
Lion Passant.
Duty Mark.


Dimensions and Weight:

Length: 14.5cm / 6 inches.
Weight: 1oz / 29 g

Condition:

Very good.

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RARE PAIR OF VICTORIAN JERSEY SILVER SOLID ...

Item Number
MARS51

This is an interesting pair of Victorian solid silver sugar tongs made by a Channel island silversmith. They are typical of Jersey silver flatware, a combination of Fiddle pattern and bright-engraving. John Pope Genge is a Jersey silversmith, Jersey silversmiths assayed their goods in Exeter, hence the Exeter town mark. They have a very good gauge of silver and feel satisfyingly heavy and are very pretty.

Initialled cartouche.

Hallmarks:

J.P.G for John Pope Genge.
Lion Passant.
Exeter Assay Mark
Duty Mark.
Date letter "U" for 1876.

Dimensions and Weight:

Length: 14cm / 5.4 inches.
Weight: 1.6oz / 46 g

Condition:

Very good.

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RARE VICTORIAN CAST SILVER SUGAR TONGS BY ...

Item Number
SEPT95

These unusual small Victorian silver cast sugar tongs were made by Elizabeth & John Eaton* . The mother and son duo produced pieces together for five years only, so their pieces are quite collectable. Originally, cast tongs were made from 1765 to 1780 and these are inspired from early Georgian examples. The workmanship is divine and the quality excellent.

Intricate pierced arms.

Delightful acorn cups.

Elizabeth and John Eaton were mother and son. They worked together between 1858 and 1863. Elizabeth Eaton was a silversmith in her own right and the widow of William Eaton who died in 1845. She was a flatware specialist and traded under her own name from 1845 to 1863. The firm was acquired acquired by Henry Holland & Sons in 1864.

Hallmarks:

EE over JE for Elizabeth and John Eaton.
Duty Mark.
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "e" for 1860.

Dimensions and weight

Length: 9.5cm / 3.4 inches.
weight: 1oz / 27.7 g

Condition:

Excellent.

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DELIGHTFUL GEORGIAN SILVER SUGAR NIPS BY NATHANIEL ...

Item Number
AVRIL52

This is a very pretty pair of early Georgian silver sugar nips. Scissor form “sugar nips” were made between 1720 until around 1775 when they changed to the U shaped tongs.

The central pivot engraved with contemporary initials on one side.

Hallmarks:

Maker's marks NA for Nathaniel Appleton.


Dimensions and weight:

Length: 12cm / 5 inches.
Weight: 37g / 1.3 oz.

Condition:

Very good.
Scissor mechanism in full working order.
No repairs.
Good set of marks.
Finger rings a bit mis-shapen.

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NOVELTY SILVER "WISHBONE " SUGAR TONGS BY ...

Item Number
AVRIL64

These novelty solid silver wishbone sugar tongs are always popular. They have a spring mechanism.

Hallmarks:

SC&Co for Stuart Clifford & Co.
London Assay Mark.
Date letter "s" for 1913
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:

Length: 9cm / 3.2 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.


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GEORGIAN STYLE SILVER SUGAR NIPS, BIRMINGHAM 1876 ...

Item Number
AVRIL45

This is a pretty pair of Georgian style silver sugar nips.

The central pivot engraved plain. The shaped arms terminating in circular bowls.

Hallmarks:

Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant
Fate letter "b" for 1876.
No maker's marks as was often the case with small objects.

Dimensions:

Length: 10cm / 4 inches.


Condition:

Very good.
Scissor mechanism in full working order.
No repairs.
Good set of marks.
Finger rings a bit mis-shapen.

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RARE PAIR OF GEORGIAN OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE ...

Item Number
NOVE68

These charming Old Sheffield Plate sugar tongs were made circa 1790. The waisted arms with bright-cut decorations. Shell cups and initialled reserve.
Old Sheffield Plate tongs are rarer than their silver counterparts and these are a truly lovely example in excellent undamaged condition..

Unmarked.

Dimensions and Weight

Length: 14cm / 5.4 inches.

Condition:

Very good.

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