Antique Sterling Irian & Cupids Wallace Estate Tongs
What a gorgeous pair of antique Edwardian era tongs! They are made of sterling silver and the pattern is called Irian. It shows a semi nude lady surrounded by Cupids or winged cherubs with bows and arrows, She is arising out of an iris flower. Very beautiful! Engraved monogrammed with the fancy initials LR on he top. The tongs measure about 4 1/2" long. at the top, they measure slightly over 9/16" across . Across the claws, they measure about 5/8". This has a nice solid feel and a heavy weight for the size, weighing about 32.6 grams. Signed R W & S which is the mark of R. WALLACE & SONS and also marked STERLING. Perfect to use for sugar, or on a relish tray. Good antique condition with light age appropriate wear. You will treasure this!!!
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