These 20th C sterling silver small size tongs were made for use with sugar cubes, but on today's tables, these tongs would be great for olives, pickles, shrimp, and any small food that needs to be transferred from the serving dish to a plate. These are made by Gorham in the "Lancaster" pattern. The length is 4-1/8", and the weight is 0.715 troy ounces.
Gorham is one of the premier silver manufacturers of the 20th C. "Lancaster" is one its most popular patterns. This pair of tongs is in excellent condition.