Asparagus Tongs

Description:

Hinged asparagus tongs in the shape of an asparagus spear, with two finger rings attached to one side and one ring to the other. Hinge exterior on single ring side is struck with two marks, an incuse square containing a diamond-with-balanced-scales logo for Christofle above "CHRISTOFLE" in an incuse decorative font in a rectangle; double ring side is stamped incuse "BREVETÉ / S. G. D. G." in sans serif letters. Interior of each half is scratched at top on opposite corners "XII".

Maker is Christofle of Paris, France. "BREVETÉ / S. G. D. G." or "Breveté Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement" is a type of French patent that frees the government from liability.

Date Made: 20th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, ParisPlace Used: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: Anonymous Gift

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.63.0942Catalog Number: 63.0942Accession Number: 247785

Object Name: tongs, asparagus

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 in x 4 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 12.065 cm x 6.35 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-f08f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_301169

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