12 fine quality silver plated Asparagus tongs


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12 fine quality silver plated Asparagus tongs

An incredibly smart and rare set of twelve 19th Century English silver plated individual asparagus serving tongs with markers mark for Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company (which later merged to become Garrard The Crown Jewellers)

Still in their original leather and gold tooled presentation box lined with pink satin and velvet from retailer Jays of Oxford Street, London. It was common for the finest English silversmiths, such as Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, to supply other independent silver retailers with their hallmarked wares since their manufacturing was recognised as being of the highest quality available.

It is very unusual to find such a large set of tongs in such excellent condition and by such a well respected silversmiths. A grand find! Each tong is approx 10cm long. The leather box is 31.5cm wide, 15cm deep, 4.5cm high.



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Tania Fawcett is The Vintage Entertainer.  The daughter of two antique and fine art dealers, she grew up to the sound of the auctioneer's gavel and the smell of silver polish.

Escaping to the bright lights of London, she forged a career specialising in international luxury brands. Initially working for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in his private office, and Couturier, Anouska Hempel, she moved to Garrard The Crown Jewellers. Here she spent as much time as she could talking to the excellent in-house experts, learning about antique jewellery and silver in particular.

At renowned PR agency, Aurelia PR, she heading up the luxury brands division as Deputy Managing Director. Collecting clients appealed to her magpie instincts and over ten years she was lucky enough to work on some of the most interesting and recognised luxury brand names in the world before moving in-house to luxury interior designers and property development managers, Candy & Candy. Here she worked on One Hyde Park and the Candy & Candy brand before moving with her family to the Cotswolds and briefly studying interior design. Happy years passed before the inevitable...

The Vintage Entertainer is the culmination of Tania's passion for fabulous things and she is pleased to offer an eclectic collection of antique and vintage design finds, with particular emphasis on old English silver plate and European 20th Century glass.

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