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Help with id of markings on tongs


#1

I have had these little sugar? tongs for a long time and decided to try to trace the maker. They are marked with a lion facing right/ and anchor/ and what looks like a fancy B/Sterling. Then, facing upside down is the name E or F Rolshoven & Co. I have looked everywhere and cannot find this maker. Anyone ever heard of them? I have included a pic of the tongs, but pretty bad one. I can not get a pic of the marks.
Thanks for any help.


#2

Hi there - your tongs are American sterling silver, made by the Gorham Corp. of Providence, Rhode Island. The letter in the marks is an old English ā€œGā€. The other name is that of the retailer.

Regards,

Uncle Vic