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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.114.62
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Sugar Nips
Other Titles
Title: Sugar Scissors
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Work Type
tongs
Date
c. 1760
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom
Period
George III (1760-1820)
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229041
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.)
31 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: handle, struck: lion passant
  • maker's mark: handle, struck: AO [in rectangular punch; unidentified]
  • maker's mark: handle, struck: AO [in rectangular punch; unidentified]
Provenance
Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York, bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Archibald A. Hutchinson, Esq.
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.114.62
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Scissor-form with scroll arms and shell nippers.
Publication History

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), p. 155, cat. no. 136, repr. p. 155, detail repr. p. 155.

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