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Object Name Tongs, Sugar
Artist Stephen Hardy 1781-1843
Year Range from 1803.0
Year Range to 1815.0
Place of Origin Portsmouth, NH
Description Bow-form sugar tongs. The flat handle is undecorated except for the letter “P” engraved in feathered script. Both ends of the handle taper to thicker cast arms which are soldered on. The arms are pierced with a pattern of pointed ovals and shaped holes. The arms terminate in shell grips.
6 x 7/8”
Accession Number 2003.96