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S/2012 Antique Treen 19th Century Chip Carved Pair of Sugar Tongs

A most attractive named and dated pair of chip carved sugar tongs, made either as a love token, or occasionally, these items were made and given as thank you gifts from the striking miners to people who supported them , by donating money to the cause. The tongs have a rectangular glazed window to each side, which reads 'Miss J Jones' and 'Nov 1892', and have open hearts and circles. The whole has a good honey colour and patination.

Sold 6 in. (15 cm.) Wide
in. (2 cm.) Deep
Welsh Circa 1892