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DESCRIPTION

Irish Georgian silver sugar nips or tea tongs with engraved floral decoration to the hinge box and further engraved decoration to the arms and shafts.

SILVERSMITH

marked I*C once to one finger ring and again many times within the hinge box, probably John Craig, possibly James Connor.

DATE or HALLMARK

circa 1774

ASSAY OFFICE

Dublin

WEIGHT in GRAMS

35

SIZE in INCHES

length: 4 5/8

SILVER STANDARD

.925 sterling silver

OVERALL CONDITION

very good, hinge recently adjusted to remove play.

FAULTS

one finger ring/arm joint is not as tidy as the other so may have been redone.
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