First quarter 18th century, English, sterling or Britannia silver sugar tongs. Queen Anne & George I period, with maker's hallmarks (no date or city marks). Approx. 4.5" - 5.25" L, 3.76 ozt. total weight. Provenance: From the Private Collection of Mrs. Patricia Schuckmann, Roswell, Georgia.
Two with areas of stress wear to bands; scattered minor dents to ends; one with misshapen end; all with fine surface scratches commensurate with age and use.