Austrian 800 Silver Sugar Tongs in an unusual style with hollow handles by Joseph Swoboda (probably) of Vienna, Austria, 1866.
These elegant, spring loaded, scissor tongs have bright cut and stippled engravings on the sides of their handles, with the maker's mark, JS, being on each handle, the 800 Silver guarantee mark for small articles on one handle and the Vienna Town mark A, being double struck on the other handle.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
The soft, warm, original antique finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
Item ID: r427