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Leonore Doskow Handmade Sterling Silver Ice Tongs
Reference: S1768
Period: George VI
Year: Circa 1950
Silversmith: Leonore Doskow
Place: New York
Price: $ 240.00
Weight: 34 grams
Dimensions: 12.5 cm
Condition: Excellent, very strong spring.

Description: A practical and interesting set of Arts & Crafts handmade sterling silver ice tongs, made by Leonore Doskow of New York. The tongs consist of a square silver rod that has been twisted in a circle to create a spring, with two 2 pronged grips, which are curved inwards, with sharp points, very suitable for picking up ice cubes (definitely the most practical ice tongs we have ever used). One arm is hallmarked "LEONORE DOSKOW HANDMADE STERLING", this is well struck and clear. Leonore Doskow (1911-2008) turned a hobby into a career during the Great Depression, a sugar bowl she made was exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1940. Her business grew to employ 75 staff during its peak, mostly producing silver novelties and silver containing monogrammes. She was featured in a Silver Magazine article in 1973.
Leonore Doskow Handmade Sterling Silver Ice Tongs
Leonore Doskow sterling silver ice tongs

Leonore Doskow Handmade Sterling Silver Ice Tongs
Leonore Doskow handmade sterling

Leonore Doskow Handmade Sterling Silver Ice Tongs
American sterling ice tongs - spring

Leonore Doskow Handmade Sterling Silver Ice Tongs
Doskow sterling ice tongs - sharp prongs

Leonore Doskow Handmade Sterling Silver Ice Tongs
Leonore doskow - scale

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