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Polly

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iconnumber posted 11-09-2019 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This pair of sugar tongs is not marked, but it has the zigzag where silver was removed for assay, suggesting it may be Northern European. I have a couple of little videos showing how hilarious it looks in use--maybe Scott will help me post them.



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Polly

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iconnumber posted 11-09-2019 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shells on the ends and the zigzag in the bowl:


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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 11-10-2019 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lovely, Polly - possibly the prettiest little accordion tongs I've seen, and I'd think probably German. To my eye, the 'shells' look more like stylized lotus blossoms...

~Cheryl

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 11-10-2019 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those are great tongs.
I wish the silversmith that made them had marked them so they could be recognized as a very talented smith. A great find.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-11-2019 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Polly the zigzag is called a diet and at the assay office it is kept in a Diet Box.

Please never hesitate about sending me your videos to add to your posts.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 11-12-2019 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Scott! I emailed you.

Diet box! Sounds nutritious.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-12-2019 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The video: Polly's Amazing Sugar Tongs

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-05-2020 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott, I just saw your posting of my videos--thank you! I see you changed the title from Polly's Amusing Sugar Tongs to Polly's AMAZING Sugar Tongs. LOL! I guess they are KIND OF amazing, but they're definitely amusing.

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Hose_dk

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iconnumber posted 02-05-2020 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
most likely of German origien. I have sen the type before but not as large at yours.

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