Gorgeous pair of antique Tiffany Sterling Tongs with claw grips and very pretty side panels. Patented circa: 1860. Engraved in script are the name 'Lillie' on one side and Taulkingham (?) on the other. On the top arch of the Tongs are the initials, in Old English 'CCB'. The antique Tongs measure 5 1/2" long (see photos for measurements). Are in excellent condition. Tiffany & Co. located on the inside of one arm. On the other 'Patent, Sterling'. Also marked with what looks to be JP (which would indicate these were made by John Polhemus for Tiffany). (see photo for complete marks). The antique Tiffany Sterling Claw Grip Tongs show very well in the photos and just as pretty in person. Bright and dark areas are reflections while being photographed. Photos taken with and without a camera flash.
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