Silver sugar tongs or nips. Edwardian, a time when novelty table and desk décor was all the rage. Fun.

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Wishbone motif sugar tongs with a spring loaded hinge. Monogrammed “HBW.” Vintage. American. Sterling silver. Gorham Silversmiths, maker. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/694606-f8516/Wishing-Bone-Novelty-Sugar-Tongs-Sterling
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“Dutch doll” sugar tongs. Marked for London 1933. Silver. Maker not known. Image © Jeremy Astfalck/The Old Corkscrew. Fair use license. via https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8mclSRW4AI6u5a?format=jpg&name=small
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Skeleton sugar tongs. Late Victorian. Silver with ruby and emerald eyes inset on both sides. Maker not known. Image © Toovey’s Auctions and justcollecting.com. Fair use license. via https://www.justcollecting.com/macabre/skeleton-sugar-tongs-toovey-s-december-4

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