Antique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La PierreAntique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La PierreAntique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La PierreAntique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La PierreAntique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La PierreAntique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La PierreAntique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La PierreAntique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La PierreAntique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La PierreAntique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La PierreAntique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La Pierre

This unusual Edwardian set of solid sterling silver sugar nips feature a design patented in 1907 by London based Walter Villa Gilbert of the Vilcar Company. The nips open by virtue of two round spoon-like shapes located at one end which when squeezed together open the foliate claws located at the opposite end, enabling the user to pick up sugar cubes. Both sides of the exterior surface of the nips are engraved with bright cut foliate decoration.

The sugar nips are in very good original condition with no removals or repairs and have not been monogrammed. As an antique it should be noted that the set shows signs of age consisting of light scratching and traces of tarnish which are mentioned for accuracy. The sugar nips measure 5.25" at their longest point and .75" at their widest point. The inside carries the marks "VILCAR REGD", "PAT 28097-07 &C" and also bears a La Pierre Silver mark.

This elegant set of sugar nips would make a wonderful addition to a grouping of antique sterling silver or work equally well on their own. A lovely and useful antique find!

ITEM ID
112605938-2
COLOR
Silver
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Sugar Tongs, Tongs
AGE
Early 20th Century
ORIGIN
England • English

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Antique Sterling Silver Sugar Nips Vilcar Patent Walter Villa Gilbert La Pierre

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