An antique, British George III period, late 18th century asparagus tongs by London silversmiths George Smith III and William Fearn. The tongs are decorated with a reeded edge and finely engraved with a horse armorial.
MAKER George Smith III & William Fearn (London, England, 1786-97)
MARKS Hallmarked: GS over WF, and two indistinct hallmarks.
WEIGHT 4.38 troy ounces.
DATE c. 1790
DIMENSIONS Width 8.75 Depth 2 Height 0.5 in.