Elegant antique French Louis XVIII to Louis Philippe era sterling silver 6 5/8" sugar tongs with an ornate acanthus & seashell pattern, wonderful condition and 1819-1838 French hallmarks! Something that doesn't immediately come to mind when thinking of a fine antique sterling silver tea & coffee set but, as you can imagine, these are pretty much a must have if you're using cubes in your sugar caddy. Nothing quite so elegant as the details, right? One side bears the French Michel-Ange or Michelangelo hallmark, the tiny number "1" within that mark means it's in .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The other side bears the Diana hallmark and silversmith mark of "LB" with bird holding a ring in its beak but I've not found reference to it yet. One of just a few that we currently have available so, if this one isn't quite a match for your existing service, be sure to browse some while you're with us. Thanks!
Very good to excellent condition. Very light surface scuffs possible but no bends, damage or repairs to note. See pictures for weight and measurements.