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Old Friends
Sources list Aime Mathey working in New York City from the 1820s to 1860s.

The style of this 6 1/8" long, approximately 1.3 T. oz., pair of tongs along with a "Sheaf of Wheat" motif dates it to the earliest years of that span.

The cupped grips are shell form, the shaped arms have beveled margins, and the arch is wide at 7/8" at the broadest.

Each of the legs has a raised, well-articulated, sheaf of wheat image with a sickle laid across it...

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