Antique French .800 (nearly sterling) Silver 4.5" Sugar Tongs, Lion's PawsAntique French .800 (nearly sterling) Silver 4.5" Sugar Tongs, Lion's PawsAntique French .800 (nearly sterling) Silver 4.5" Sugar Tongs, Lion's PawsAntique French .800 (nearly sterling) Silver 4.5" Sugar Tongs, Lion's PawsAntique French .800 (nearly sterling) Silver 4.5" Sugar Tongs, Lion's PawsAntique French .800 (nearly sterling) Silver 4.5" Sugar Tongs, Lion's Paws

Elegant antique French hallmarked .800 (nearly sterling) silver 4.5" sugar tongs with an ornate Louis XVI style pattern consisting of acanthus, seashells & lion's paw pincer ends! 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 Mercure or Mercury hallmark (used on items meant for export), the tiny number "2" within that mark means it's in .800 silver (80% pure so just under the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The silversmith mark is for Henri Soufflot, Paris circa 1884-1910. 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. It does appear that a claw tip or two may have slight bends or pushes. See pictures for weight and measurements.

ITEM ID
1118tong2
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Sugar Tongs, Tongs
ORIGIN
France • French
COLOR
Silver

Antique French .800 (nearly sterling) Silver 4.5" Sugar Tongs, Lion's Paws

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