This coin silver set of tongs is a superb example of mid-19th-century American craftsmanship. The top section of this piece is totally covered with an elaborate hand engraved design which includes a three initial monogram "LDG". The central portion of this piece has twisted arms which leads down to three prong fork on one tong and a flat server on the other, both of which are beautifully hand engraved. The maker's mark has three symbols, a five-point star, a walking lion and a block initial "D". This beautiful set of tongs are in very good condition.
Length: 5 1/2"
Weight: 1.7 Troy ozs.
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