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William IV English Silver Novelty Harlequin Sugar Tongs Dee & Fargus c.1830 (1 of 8)
The Fancy Fox
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William IV English Silver Novelty Harlequin Sugar Tongs Dee & Fargus c.1830

REF: FA1439 / LA432515
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Description
A comical pair of silver sugar tongs modelled as a harlequin holding two hoops above his head formed from snakes. Very finely cast detail. The tongs are formed from stylised acanthus leaves. Hallmarked for London with the lion passant and makers mark for Thomas Dee & John Fargus, no date letter but c.1830.
measurements
They measure 11cm (4 5/16") long and 4.5cm (2 3/4") wide. They weigh 45g / 1.4ozt.
declaration
The Fancy Fox has clarified that the William IV English Silver Novelty Harlequin Sugar Tongs Dee & Fargus c.1830 (LA432515) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1830
condition
In excellent condition, the hinge is nice and firm, minimal handling wear; the detail all still lovely and crisp and the marks are clear.
location
This William IV English Silver Novelty Harlequin Sugar Tongs Dee & Fargus c.1830 is located in Suffolk, United Kingdom