Hester Bateman Sugar Tongs, Sterling Silver, England Circa 1780Hester Bateman Sugar Tongs, Sterling Silver, England Circa 1780Hester Bateman Sugar Tongs, Sterling Silver, England Circa 1780Hester Bateman Sugar Tongs, Sterling Silver, England Circa 1780Hester Bateman Sugar Tongs, Sterling Silver, England Circa 1780Hester Bateman Sugar Tongs, Sterling Silver, England Circa 1780Hester Bateman Sugar Tongs, Sterling Silver, England Circa 1780

Antique hand crafted sterling silver tongs with open form design and chased detailing by Hester Bateman. Hester Bateman (1709- 1794) was an English silversmith who learned the craft while working alongside her husband. Widowed at 51 with 6 children in 1760, she inherited his tools and spent the next 30 years building her business and mastering her craft. She was the most famous 18th c female silversmith and recognized as one of the finest among Georgian silversmiths. She favored simplistic and elegant form over ornamentation of rococo styling and as a result Bateman's silver promoted affordability to upper middle class while still securing a place within Church and noble rankings. This piece is circa 1780's, measures 5.25" in length by just under 1/2" wide.

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Hester Bateman Sugar Tongs, Sterling Silver, England Circa 1780

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