Lebkuecher Scissor Style Sterling Silver Ice Tongs
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Lebkuecher & Co. of Newark, NJ have narrow dates, 1896-1909, although during its period of operation, the company produced items that remain well-regarded. This piece is a 7 3/8" long, not quite 2.5 T. oz., pair of ice tongs. They are scissor or caliper form, with double hinges and three-tined, cupped grips. The hinged articulation enables them to open as wide as 5".
The style is Arts & Crafts. The basic elements of the arms are square, while the scroll details handle and grips have a hand made look.
The condition is excellent. The hinges are fully functional. There are no bends, cracks or repairs. The finish is pleasing.
Marks are the Lebkuecher "crescent and L" emblem, the word "Sterling," and the model number "2232-1."