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243. Superb Heavy Gauge Silver Asparagus Tongs William Hutton Sons London 1897
Superb Heavy Gauge Sterling Silver Asparagus Serving Tongs of Traditional Form, with unusual decorative ladder pattern blades.
Mark of WS&L for William Hutton & Sons. West Street, Sheffield.
London Hallmark for 1897.
Condition: Good allover firm condition with no imperfections. Silver marks are clearly struck.
Length: 9.25” (23.5cm). Width of Tongs: 1” (2.5cm).
Weight: 5.8ozs. (163 grams).