Asparagus tongs (4)
each overall: 9 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 24.8 x 7.9 x 4.4 cm )
Silver Weight: 42) 6 oz (troy) 9 dwt (200 g)
silver asparagus tongs; bow-form with wavy-end arms with foliate decoration; one grip in form of a spoon with pointed oval bowl and leaf decoration; other grip in the form of a fork with pointed shoulders and four wide tines; arch engraved with the Perry family crest, an anchor on fess below a hind's head; makers' marks stamped on the inside of the arch.
Gift of the Honorable Perry Belmont
engraved: on the undersides of the handles: the Perry family crest, an anchor on fess below a hind's head
stamped: on the undersides of the stems: "Wm. GALE & SON" in roman letters
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