Offered for your consideration a wonderful Tiffany silver piece. This is a large version of tongs in the pattern "English Kings" from 1885. This piece is 4 3/4" long 1/2" wide and weighs 36.6 grams.
It has the beautiful applied shell motif and is truly in excellent condition. I have found other versions of this piece which are shorter and 11 grams less in weight.
Inscribed 'DLL' on the back of the tongs.
Hallmarked appropriately 'M' Tiffany & Co with the pattern year. I think this is an early version of this piece offered for your consideration.