M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS

 

 

FINE PAIR GEORGE IV SILVER ASPARAGUS TONGS

William Eaton, London, 1826-27
'King's Hourglass Pattern'

 

 

 

Of very heavy gauge silver, excellent quality, detail and large size,
in the King's Hourglass Pattern,
the "sprung form" tongs with shaped, chased and threaded arms below a bowed unengraved hilt,
and ending in flat threaded and pierced blades, headed by a anthemion above a line of stars,
sided by scattered curved anthemion stamens; the arms held by a threaded slide

 

Marks : W.E in a rectangle, Grimwade #3105, registered 1813 (mark beneath slide);
date, London and lion passant marked on shaft interior
(there does seem to be a pellet between the initials)

 

Large silver serving tongs were used for serving asparagus and chops, and even small sandwiches
 
Condition : Excellent; crisp marks; tight spring to hilt; all screws original;
no monograms or removals; excellent preservation of detail

 

10.3" Long / 9.1oz

 

Price : Please Inquire

 

#6574

 

 

 

 

Please note the excellent retaining detail on the handle castings shown below; most seen are quite rubbed :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ALSO SEE :

 

 

George III Pierced Silver Server / Slice

Richard Mills, 1770, the blade of daffodils, centering three crested Jaybirds

 


 

 

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Fine Pair George IV King's Hourglass Silver Asparagus / Chop Tongs, Wm. Eaton, 1826