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18thC fiddlethread tongs by Beriah Chittenden, c1790

18thC fiddlethread tongs by Beriah Chittenden, c1790
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$300

When these tongs were made, Chittenden was working in New Haven. The tongs have cast extensions on the fiddlethread arms, ending in shell nips (see pic); there is a feathered script mono A T R on the bend. Length of the tongs is 5-3/4". Condition throughout is excellent. Mark is B C, struck on both arms. It may be found in Hammerslough's tome on Connecticut silver.

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