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Sterling Silver Asparagus Tongs - Antique Victorian (1889)

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver asparagus tongs; an addition to our silver flatware collection

SKU: C5910

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These exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian sterling silver asparagus tongs have a plain scrolling undulating form.

The surface of the antique asparagus tongs in silver is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest to the circular pivot; the impressive crest depicts a bird with outstretched wings positioned above a crown.

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

The pinching action of the tongs is guided by two hallmarked finger pieces with scrolling ornamentation.

Early period antique silver examples such as this are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.

Find out more about asparagus tong history at AC Silver.

Date: 1889


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

The hallmarks struck to the surface of each finger piece 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 Victorian silverware.


Length 24cm/9.4"

Width 6.6cm/2.6"

Width open 15.3cm/6"

Height 0.7cm/0.3"


4.6 troy ounces/143g

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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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