GORHAM STRASBOURG STERLING SILVER SUGAR TONGS

in hive-167922 •  2 months ago 

I was looking over my 'un-stackable' stackables and chose my sugar tongs to share with everyone.

A few years ago when I first embarked on my journey of stacking silver and un-stackable silver, I set my sights on getting complete sterling silverware set for 6. Upon perusing the various patterns, I chose the Gorham Strasbourg pattern and began hunting. Of course, my hunt led me to the LCS and eventually to eBay. I worked on various parts of the place settings, and of course, that led to extra table pieces. I wanted a sugar bowl and creamer set, but then needed sugar tongs to go with it (even though really, not too many people use sugar cubes anymore, lol).

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I found this lovely little piece; my Gorham Sterling Silver sugar tongs. It has the ornate Strasbourg pattern and has delicate looking 'feet' to pick up the sugar cubes with.

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Inside the tongs are the words' Gorham Sterling'. The best that I've been able to find out about this is that they call it 1897, but nowhere on it can I find any indication that this is the year these were created.

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Someday, I would love to get my hands on an entire sterling silver place setting (dinner plate, salad plate, etc) but the last partial set I came across was well over $5K, so it might be a while before that happens. It wasn't Gorham Strasbourg either; for that matter I'm not sure Gorham Strasbourg had sterling place settings. They did have a complete china setting that went with the Strasbourg design, but that too is a bit pricey if not impossible to get a hold of.

So for now, I'll just keep adding what I can to my 'sterling silver dinner table'. Thanks for stopping by! Please leave any comments below and have an awesome day!

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@elizabethbit is a member of #ladiesofssgforeva
a sweet group of lady stackers of SSG


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I have never thought of looking up my sterling set to find more pieces! What a dummy (me)! 🤡

Those are cute little sugar tongs. Very ornate. Good luck on your hunt!

Thanks @dfinney! Also, think of the health benefits of eating off of silver. It's good for you! You will stay healthier! Have a lovely weekend😊

You are just giving me new ideas about where to stack silver. Thank you!
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Sometimes in plain sight is awesome as most don't even realize. Plus, there are health benefits to eating off of silver. Take care!😊

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