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Pair of Antique Art Deco Claw Tongs, 1940s

Sale price $79.91 Regular price $89.23

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A gorgeous pair of antique Art Deco claw tongs. Both pairs are silver-plated (one is EPNS which stands for electro-plated nickel silver and the nickel in the metal gives them a subtle "gold" appearance). These tongs are downright stunning. The detailing and texture of the "claw" tips is exquisite. The slightly smaller pair that has a subtle gold tone (due to the nickel in the metal) has a gorgeous Art Deco triple lined pattern along the handles and textured "feathers" on the claw tips. The larger pair also has an Art Deco pattern on the handle (see photo #3 for a close up) as well as etched lines on the claw tips and a feather-line textured design on the upper portion of the claws. Truly a stunning set of tongs. Maker: Unknown (these were purchased from an auction and are originally from England)

Hallmarks: The smaller pair has the letters EPNS embossed in tiny letters in the inside of the tong handle; the larger pair doesn't bare any hallmarks.

Condition: Both tongs are in very good condition with some mild tarnish and patina. Zero nicks, scratches, or dents.

Measurements: the larger pair measures approx 4 1/2" in length; the other pair measures a tad over 3 3/4" in length. These gorgeous tongs would undoubtedly be a stunning way to serve ice or appetizers at your next party and/or for food styling/photography. We're selling a number of other antique tongs as well. Please see other listings. Cheers!

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****Important to note pre-purchase: Buyers, please examine all photos carefully as we cannot except returns due to the fragile nature (the possibility of breakage when being shipped back) of our vintage/antique pieces. Our items are true vintage pieces that might have manufacturers flaws, flaws from age, or imperfections in general from being vintage. We try to explain the condition/description in an accurate and thorough manner but we ask that you please examine all photos carefully and ask all questions before purchasing an item as we are unable to except returns due to the risk of breakage.