18th Century Irish Provincial Silver Sugar Tongs Carden Terry Cork 1790 Antique
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18th Century Irish Provincial Silver Sugar Tongs Carden Terry Cork 1790 Antique :
A very rare pair of 18th centurycast silver Irish provincialSugar Tongs by Carden Terry of Cork. Date from around 1790 . Marked CT for Carden Terry of Cork inside the bowls of the tongs. A very rare find and I cannot recall having seen any before although I have had many pieces of Carden Terry silver items. Good gauge cast silver weighing45 grams Approx 5.5" long . Armorial crest engraved to the end - possibly representing a paddle steamer paddle wheel. Generally in good condition, there is evidence of a couple of minor professional repairs where there has been cracking of the cast arms. Howeverthese do not detract from the overall appearance of such a rare item.