Artist Michel Forton, Canadian, 1754-1816
  • Sugar Tongs
Date ca. 1795
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 5 3/8 × 1 3/8 × 3/4 inches (13.7 × 3.5 × 1.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth, Allen and Warren Shelden Fund
Accession Number 79.20
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Marks Stamped, twice on underside, in rectangle: MF
Stamped, once on underside: [lion passant]
Inscriptions Engraved, inside crest of tongs: JN
private collection (London, England).
1979-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)