Sugar thongs (1) - Silver - France - Mid 18th century

Description
Sugar thongs (1) - Silver - France - Mid 18th century
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes

Hallmarks: Charge: small crafted items from [1, no. 109]: B with crown (Latin letter) above two dots, for Bordeaux from 13/12/1776 to 31/12/1778 [1, NR]; Discharge: profile turned to the left for small crafted items from 1775 to 1780 [1, no. 112]. Master silversmiths: ‘PS’ with two dots on either side of a three-pointed crown (small hallmark) for Patrice Sacriste (master silversmith in Bordeaux from 1759 to 1790). He was an apprentice at Lalanne. [1, p.413]
These silver sugar tongs are typical of Bordeaux productions in the second half of the 18th century. Sugar tongs by Mathieu Bouchon from 1773, from the old coll. David-Weill (No. 3285) remains very close to our model ([1, p.207] and [2, No.440])
Ref. [1] Clarke de Dromantin: ‘The silversmiths of Bordeaux and the mark of the King’, 1987; [2] Denis, Faith: ‘Three centuries of French domestic silver’

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
Sugar thongs
Material
Silver
Estimated Period
Mid 18th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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