Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this stunning example of Victorian solid silver sugar tongs/nips made by a fine maker; Francis Higgins in London 1859.The tongs are decorated with the naturalistic foliate theme throughout with an impressive amount of detailing and intricate features.
The pair functions in a similar manner to scissors whereby the user will 'pinch' some sugar (or cubes nowadays) to use for sweetening tea etc. Whilst the tongs are collectable in their own right for displays, one may additionally wish to practically use them to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea experience or any other opulent occasion one may wish to indulge in. Full English hallmarks are present on the tips of the tongs.
A fantastic, detailed piece of fine Victorian silverware - please do take the opportunity to zoom in on the photos to fully appreciate the intricate details and craftsmanship.
- Size (mm) L:10cm W:5cm
- Size (inches) L:3.93 W:1.96
- Weight: 29 grams (0.93 oz)
Good Condition - The tongs are in good antique condition, with some slight movement to the hinge however nothing major affecting functionality. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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