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Sterling Silver Asparagus Tongs - Antique George V

An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual set of six antique George V English sterling silver asparagus tongs - boxed; an addition to our silver dining collection

SKU: A5512
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Sterling Silver Asparagus Tongs - Antique George V


This exceptional antique George V set of six asparagus tongs have been modelled in the form of an asparagus stems.

The surface of each pair of tongs is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest depicting a stag.

These hinged tongs are ornamented with chased decoration replicating the details of the asparagus' tip to the terminal

Each piece is fitted with three plain ring loop finger pieces.

This antique set is fitted to the original hinged leatherette box with satin and velvet lined interior, securing with two hinged catches.

The interior of the box bears the retailer's mark 'Mappin & Webb LTD, Regent Street, London, W'.

Date: 1933


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

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each stalk are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of antique silverware.


Length 10.5cm/4.1"

Width 4.7cm/1.9"

Height 6.4cm/2.5"

Diameter of finger holes 2.6cm/1"

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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. 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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