Asparagus Tongs

Asparagus Tongs

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tongs, asparagus
date made
20th century
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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
ID Number
DL.63.0942
catalog number
63.0942
accession number
247785
Credit Line
Anonymous Gift
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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