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Tiffany Olympian Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Reference: S1364
Period: Victorian
Year: 1878-1891
Silversmith: Tiffany & Co
Place: New York
Price: R 2 800.00
Weight: 28 grams
Dimensions: 11.0 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A Tiffany sterling silver Olympian pattern sugar tongs, of very good quality, and with no monograms. Olympian pattern depicts various different scenes from Greek mythology, and has been described as the most elaborate and complex of all Tiffany flatware patterns. This scene shows Pan with 4 nymphs or satyrs, with horns and goat leg hindquarters, one nymph with erect phallus (which must be pretty unique on a flatware pattern!), demonstrating Pan's status as fertility God. Ther tongs are hallmarked "M Tiffany & Co Sterling PAT 1878". The M indicates a date between 1875 and 1891.
Tiffany Olympian Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Tiffany Olympian

Tiffany Olympian Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Tongs with scale

Tiffany Olympian Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Tiffany tongs detail

Tiffany Olympian Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
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