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American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Joseph Richardson Jr., American, 1752–1831

Sugar Tongs

1790–1800

Silver

6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1932.76
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y.

Bibliography: 

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 2, p. 198, no. 860.

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