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Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)

An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare pair of antique Georgian Irish sterling silver serving tongs; an addition to our silver flatware collection

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Antique Silver Serving Tongs
Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)
Antique Silver Serving Tongs
Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)
Antique Silver Serving Tongs
Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)
Antique Silver Serving Tongs
Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)
Antique Silver Serving Tongs
Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)
Antique Silver Serving Tongs
Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)
Antique Silver Serving Tongs
Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)
Antique Silver Serving Tongs
Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)
Antique Silver Serving Tongs
Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)
Antique Silver Serving Tongs
Irish Sterling Silver Serving Tongs - Antique George III (1785)

Description


These exceptional antique George III Irish sterling silver serving tongs have a plain undulating form.


The surface of the tongs are embellished with a paralleling undulating and wrigglework decorated border.


The bridge of the tongs are further embellished with an oval cartouche displaying the contemporary bright cut engraved crest of a unicon's head below a coronet.


The pinching action of the tongs is guided to the medial point with a rectangular brace ornamented with engraved bud festoon designs to either side.


The elongated blades of the tongs have an undulating surface to the interior.


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Date: 1785

Condition


These antique silver serving tongs are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The Irish hallmarks struck to the interior surface of the bridge are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length 27.1cm/10.7"

Width 8cm/3.1"

Height 2.8cm/1.1"


Weight


4.4 troy ounces/135g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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