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Item:233312759344VERY EARLY 18TH C AMERICAN WROUGHT IRON SUGAR NIPPERS GREAT ORIGINAL ENGRAVING Click image to enlarge Description AN EXTREMELY RARE AMERICAN WROUGHT IRON SUGAR CUTTERS OR SUGAR NIPPERS, EARLY 18th Century, Circa 1740-1760, IN GREAT OLD UNTOUCHED SURFACE AND IN NICE CONDITION, WITH WONDERFUL DECORATED AND FORMED JAWS AND THE BEST ORIGINAL ENGRAVED DESIGN ELEMENTS. IT IS ALL ORIGINAL AND STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL BACK LOCK AS WELL AS ITS ORIGINAL POUNDER SPIKE. IT RETAINS WONDERFUL ORIGINAL ENGRAVING ON THE HANDLES, (see photos). Sugar in the 17th and 18th centuries was usually served in small cones about 6-8" tall. You would use these nippers like scissors to cut off pieces. You would then place the smaller pieces in a mortar and pestle and grind it down for use. THE RARE ADDED POUNDER LET YOU BREAK UP THE SMALL PIECES OF SUGAR THAT YOU CUT OFF. The surface and the PATINA is GREAT. For a similar example, see "Colonial Wrought Iron the Sorber Collection", by Don Plummer, page 76. It is only 9 1/2" long. Typical wear and imperfections with age as described above. Low starting Price and NO reserve. DUE TO THE NEW SHIPPING POLICY ON EBAY REGARDING INSURANCE I AM INCLUDING INSURANCE IN THE SHIPPING COST ON ALL ITEMS FOR OUR MUTUAL PROTECTION. Payment PayPal is the preferred method of payment. Please contact us for other forms of payment we accept. Shipping We generally ship within five business days of receiving your cleared payment. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE USUALLY SHIP ON THE THURSDAY OR FRIDAY AFTER THE SALE. MOST OF OUR ITEMS ARE SHIPPED FEDEX OR USPS. Please understand that we are out on the road for most of the week trying to find the items we sell. Because of the nature of our items we cannot determine the shipping until after the sale. Over sized items such as furniture can take a few extra days. Local pick up on larger items is available. If you win more than one item on the same day we will gladly combine shipping. DUE TO THE NEW SHIPPING POLICY ON EBAY REGARDING INSURANCE WE ARE INCLUDING INSURANCE IN THE SHIPPING COST ON ALL ITEMS FOR OUR MUTUAL PROTECTION. Terms of Sale Returns: Returns are accepted for a full merchandise credit. Please contact us within 3 days of receiving your item if you have any problems or concerns. We will gladly come to an amicable resolution if there is a problem with an item. We stand behind each of our descriptions but please remember mistakes can be made. Please contact us with any problems before leaving a negative Feedback or low DSR Star Rating! Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! THE simple solution for eBay sellers.Original/Reproduction:Original, Type:Metal & Ironwork, Material:Metal, Style:Americana, Region of Origin:US-Northeast, Date of Creation:Pre-1800
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Very Early 18Th C American Wrought Iron Sugar Nippers Great Original Engraving