• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    A PAIR OF SILVER SUGAR TONGS

    MARK OF THOMAS EDWARDS, BOSTON, CIRCA 1750

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A PAIR OF SILVER SUGAR TONGS
    MARK OF THOMAS EDWARDS, BOSTON, CIRCA 1750
    Of scissor form, one handle engraved S BR, marked on each handle with Kane mark D; together with a silver tablespoon, mark of John Edwards, circa 1730, Hanoverian pattern with rat-tail join, engraved EL on reverse, marked on stem with Kane mark C
    The tongs 5 in. long; the spoon 7½ in. long (2)


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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    The sugar tongs:
    J. Herbert Gebelein, 1962
    Cornelius C. Moore Collection
    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire


    Literature

    American Silver 1670-1830: The Cornelius C. Moore Collection at Providence College, 1980, no. 112.