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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Benjamin Bunker, 1751–1842

Sugar tongs

ca. 1805

Silver

15 3/8 in. (39 cm)
Gift of Alan R. Kossack
1985.85.222
Geography: 
Made in Nantucket, Massachusetts
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Bibliography: 

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 221.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.