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Silver Tea Tongs, Sugar Nips, Alexander Osborne London c.1765

Antique pair of sterling silver tea tongs by Alexander Osborne c.1765.

The marks situated on the inner edges of the finger rings are as clear I think as we have ever seen, these marks are usually very worn suggesting this set has been infrequently used over their lifetime.

Finger rings are also very well preserved and are almost still circular in shape, again these tend to be out of shape after time.

To the naked eye we have a showroom condition set, however on close inspection under magnification there are 3 or 4 small silver solders which we believe will have been done at the time of manufacture, very well done and not at all instantly noticeable.

A very well preserved set which measure 126mm in length.

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Antique pair of sterling silver tea tongs by Alexander Osborne c.1765. The marks situated on the inner edges of the finger rings are as clear I think as we have ever seen, these marks are usually very worn suggesting this set has been infrequently used over their lifetime. Finger rings are also very well preserved and are almost still circular in shape, again these tend to be out of shape after time. To the naked eye we have a showroom condition set, however on close inspection under magnification there are 3 or 4 small silver solders which we believe will have been done at the time of manufacture, very well done and not at all instantly noticeable. A very well preserved set which measure 126mm in length.
DATEc.1765
MAKER or SPONSOR MARKAlexander Osborne
ASSAY OFFICELondon
WEIGHT (Grammes)22
WEIGHT (Troy)0.70
REF:-165L

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

George III 1760-1820

Sponsor/Maker

Alexander Osborne

REF CODE

165L

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