A pair of sterling silver hinged tea tongs/sugar nips. Shell shaped bowls with scroll-form stems. Century style, please see and inspect all photos.Hinge and its axle are secure - no play. All marks are crisp and clear. Pictures will tell you more. Arms opens up to 3-1/8in.
Wide Weight: 1.50 troy oz. Thick-walled structure, heavy for their size. Clean, free of dings, dents and blemishes. Commensurate with age, the condition is excellent.
Rare for their maker and overall condition. Dark spots you are seeing on the photos, are reflections of a camera and other objects.