What a cute find these vintage German Silver Sugar Tongs with Hildesheimer Rose and Bird Claw footed tongs are. They are made in West Germany, ca the 1870s. Featuring openwork with a beautiful ornate Hildesheimer Rose traditional design - literally: Thousand-years old rosebush, also known as the Rose of Hildesheim.
I trimmed off both bird claws and sanded and polished them to create these unique Vintage Sugar Tong Bird Claw Earrings with a 6cm drop.
AUD $89.00 + Shipping
Hallmarked with 835 - German mark for 83.5% silver purity, common for silverware, and a mark "Crescent and Crown" (Halbmond und Reichskrone) for silver.
These are made from vintage silverware & some signs of a previous life may be visible.