colonial tongs

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colonial tongs

Postby rat-tail » Tue May 21, 2013 6:09 pm

Hi some more help required here please. A pair of silver tongs in another late Victorian pattern with marks I am unable to identify. There is a chance that these might be a heavily plated pair - but they certainly have the right attributes and feel for silver, and no sign of any plate wear.
Many thanks Frank

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Re: colonial tongs

Postby dognose » Wed May 22, 2013 3:49 am

Hi Frank,

They're plated I'm afraid. They were made by Alexander Katch, a German, who set up a factory in St Petersburg in Russia in the second half of the 19th century and was in business there until at least c.1910.

The 'GP' stands for 'Galvano Plated'.

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Re: colonial tongs

Postby Granmaa » Wed May 22, 2013 11:09 am

The pattern is Lily.

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Re: colonial tongs

Postby rat-tail » Wed May 22, 2013 12:12 pm

Hi guys - many thanks for the info
regards Frank


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