A pair of early 18th century English andiron type silver Sugar Tongs.
An early 18th century pair of silver Sugar Tongs, of fire-tong type, circa 1720, struck once on the inside of one pan with a maker’s mark only ‘DF’ above a mullet and below another device. Although the letters seem to be ‘DF’ rather than ‘DE’, the mark bears a strong resemblance to that of James Desreumeaux, a London smallworker of this period.
Good overall. One pan appears to have been made from two pieces of silver with an angled seam. The surface suggests that this was at the time of making rather than later. Some distortion to the top of the bows.
Length – 12.70 cm.; Width – 3.90 cm. Weight – 47 gms.