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Antique Elizabeth Eaton Sterling Silver Tongs London - 1863, England
Elegant sterling silver sugar tongs with Rococo-style shell decoration on each side. It is clearly marked inside (top curve interior) with 1) the initials EE inside a double, overlapping circle shape, the mark registered in 1845 by London silversmith Elizabeth Eaton, widow of William Eaton who died in 1845. Later she entered in partnership with her son John Eaton; 2) the lion head representing the city of London; 3) the Lion Passant, the British .925 sterling silver standard mark; 4) a lower case h, the date letter mark for the year 1863; and 5) the duty mark used between 1838 and 1890 of Queen Victoria in profile indicating a tax had been paid to the crown for this item. This is a large and substantial piece weighing slightly over 2.6 ounces unpacked. In very good used condition as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 6" long (15.2 cm)
Weight: 2.63 ounces (74.6 grams) approximately.
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