Description

    A PAIR OF AMERICAN COIN SILVER ASPARAGUS TONGS
    Unknown maker, circa 1855
    Marks: BALL BLACK & Co.
    10-5/8 inches long (27.0 cm)
    5.83 troy ounces

    PROVENANCE:
    The Dr. Dale E. Bennett Collection, San Antonio, Texas.

    LITERATURE:
    C. Curb, W. Hood, Jr., J. Olson, D. Bennett, "The Evolution of the Silver Asparagus Server in Europe and America," Silver Magazine, September/October 2006, pp. 30-36, fig. 3.

    In the Knot or Love Knot pattern, with engraved decoration to the blades front and back, monogrammed to the front in a shield within the knot ATJ, and engraved with a crowned lion on the reverse.


    Estimate: $600 - $900.

    Condition Report*:

    Scratching commensurate with age.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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