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Paxton Pattern Antique Silver Sugar Tongs - George Adams, Chawner     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1954
Period: Victorian
Year: 1858
Silversmith: Chawner & Co
Place: London
Price: $ 220.00
Weight: 63 grams
Dimensions: 14 cm
Condition: Excellent, strong bow, no damage or repairs.

Description: A rare Victorian silver Paxton pattern silver sugar tongs, in excellent condition. The tongs have the Paxton pattern on both arms, the pattern has a central flower with trailing foliage and flowers, with a Gothic border, and a very different and unusual foliage pattern on the tong bowls. The tongs have a good gauge, excellent quality, as you would expect from Chawner, the top maker of Victorian silver flatware. The hallmarks are very clear, including makers mark GA for George Adams of Chawner & Co. Ian Pickford, in his book "Silver Flatware", describes the Paxton pattern as "a very rare mid-nineteenth century pattern, named after Joseph Paxton the designer of the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition. It is illustrated in the Chawner pattern book, services are very rare, odd pieces may be found, building a service would be extremely difficult" - page 231, where a fork dated 1868, also by Chawner and currently in the V&A museum, is illustrated - see also pg. 219 for Chawner pattern book. Joseph Paxton was also famous as a British gardener, he was head gardener at Chatsworth House, he also cultivated the Cavendish banana, which we still eat today. He also published and co-founded the Gardeners Chronicle, and became MP for Coventry. We would welcome information about the species in the pattern, thanks.
Paxton Pattern Antique Silver Sugar Tongs - George Adams, Chawner
Paxton Pattern Antique Silver Sugar Tongs

Paxton Pattern Antique Silver Sugar Tongs - George Adams, Chawner
Rare Paxton Pattern Antique Silver

Paxton Pattern Antique Silver Sugar Tongs - George Adams, Chawner
George Adams, Chawner & Co silver makers mark

Paxton Pattern Antique Silver Sugar Tongs - George Adams, Chawner
London victorian silver hallmarks, 1858

Paxton Pattern Antique Silver Sugar Tongs - George Adams, Chawner
Paxton Pattern Antique Silver Sugar Tongs, scale

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