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Sugar tongs, scissors type, between 1740 and 1750

  • John Tanner, American, 1713 - 1785


  • Overall: 4 3/4 inches (12.1 cm)

Gift of Miss Margaret Gould


On View

  • American: Whitby Hall, Corrider Gallery W262


American Art before 1950

  • Silver
  • Utensils
  • Sugar tongs
  • Sugar tongs
  • Newport

Maker's mark, top of finger handle, in squarish oval: IT

Engraved,on pivot: M C

ca. 1930, formerly on long term loan; 2012-present, found in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

John Tanner, Sugar tongs, scissors type, between 1740 and 1750, silver. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Miss Margaret Gould, 2012.108.