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American Decorative Arts

Sugar tongs

ca. 1775

Silver

4 15/16 in., 3 oz. (12.5 cm, 60 dwt)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic B. Schell, Jr., B.A. 1918
1972.128.12
Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Bibliography: 

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 34–35, 104–6, no. 87, ill.

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