18th Century Ember Tongs, English

18th Century Ember Tongs, English, Image 1

A pair of brass Georgian ember tongs, used for taking a hot ember from the fire to light your pipe. Innkeepers hung these little tongs beside the open fire in inns for use by travelers.

Date: Circa 1740

Measurement: Length: 9.25"

Material: Brass

Condition: Very good, nice patina; haven't been polished for many years