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Montrose, Scotland 1804 – Hobart, Tasmania 1884


  • to Australia 1830

Tongs, fiddle pattern c.1840 Description: A pair of fiddle pattern sugar tongs with a shell pattern in relifon the spoon section
Place made: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, tableware, silver: formed, chased, engraved. Manufacturer's Mark: Stamped on both arms, 'DB [monarch head] DB'.

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: Engraved on butt of tongs, 'JR'.
Tertiary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: length 17.3 h x 3.0 w x 1.7 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of John M. Houstone, 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1003
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, Tasmania