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Irish Georgian Silver Bright Cut Sugar Tongs
Reference: S1602
Period: George III
Year: 1786-1809
Silversmith: John Daly
Place: Dublin
Price: $ 230.00
Weight: 48 grams
Dimensions: 15.6 cm
Condition: Excellent, in perfect condition. Strong bow.

Description: A beautiful Irish Georgian silver sugar tongs, with bright cut engraving, Irish "Star" and shell style bowl. The tongs also have a well engraved Lions head family crest in one of the cartouches on the side. No initials are engraved on the bow. The tongs are very good quality, as you would expect from Irish Georgian silver. The tongs have 3 hallmarks, crowned harp for Dublin in rectangular punch with cut corners (used 1793-1809), makers mark JD in script in oval punch, and Hibernian duty mark. No date letter is present, as is usual on Georgian silver tongs (Hodges, Georgian Silver Sugar Tongs, pg 198). John Daly worked between 1786 and 1809, from the style of the tongs we place them circa 1795. Irish tongs by Daly are probably rare, as they were not recorded by Hodges in the book described above.
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