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Sugar nippers

Modern Era, Europe

For many years, sugar was preserved in cone-shaped sugar loaves wrapped in paper. These sugar tongs allowed sugar to be cut from the cone as and when required.


  • Type: Carving utensil
  • Place of origin: Switzerland
  • Materials and techniques: Wrought iron
  • Date: 19th century
  • Dimensions: 2 x 22.8 x 7.5 cm
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