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Hebbard for Tiffany "Grecian" Figural Sterling Tongs

Hebbard for Tiffany "Grecian" Figural Sterling Tongs
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This "Grecian" is one of several patterns that go by this name. It features a ram's head and a satyr figure and is attributed to Whiting, although the pattern actually originated with New York's Henry Hebbard.

His "H.H." stamp appears on the inside of each arm of this 4 7/8" long, nearly 1.1 T. oz. pair of sugar tongs. Other marks include "Patent. 862 [1862]" and the name of the retailer who in this instance was "Tiffany & Co."

There is an Old English "L.J." engraved on one arm, while the second arm and arch are plain. The grips are talon form, with knurled inside surfaces.

The condition is outstanding. The figures retain good detail, showing only light softening from polishing. There are no cracks, bends, or repair. The finish is lustrous.

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