Description and Details
We are delighted to offer these spectacular Georgian solid silver tea tongs (sugar tongs/nips) made in Birmingham 1830 with the marks of George Richmond Collins & Co. This may just be the most crisp/finest condition Georgian silverware that we have had the pleasure of offering with all the details absolutely crisp and as if untouched. This pair is truly the royal flush of fine, intricate and collectable naturalistic Georgian silverware. The entirety is cast and features a magnificent vine design with delightful accents of grapes and vine leaves. The height of each embossed element, the degree of intricacy and the lifelike detailing/stippling in the background are second to none. Such naturalistic designs with high points and finely stippled surfaces are usually the most prone to wearing out first as years and years of use, polishing and handling take their toll on the article. Very rarely have we seen an example (regardless of the article) to remain in such crisp and good order on all fronts - upon holding in hand, one can appreciate the tactile feel of each embellishment and somewhat experience what Georgian silverware would have been like back in the period when freshly crafted and retailed.Furthermore, the size and weight of this pair is impressive and superior in comparison to normal counterpart tongs - such larger tongs would likely have been used with a 'master' sugar bowl or sugar box which would also symbolise the wealth of the owner as unlike today, sugar was an expensive commodity back then. A set of English hallmarks are present on the inner sides of the 'bowls' of the tongs.
*Please note: all images with other items are for display purposes only, this listing is for the item mentioned in the title.
- Size (cm) L:14.5cm W:6cm
- Size (inches) L:5.70 H:2.36
Weight: 80 grams (2.57 Troy oz) total.
Excellent Condition (almost mint) - This pair is in excellent antique condition with no issues or damage.
Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you.
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