ember tongs

Ember tongs, single strip of metal folded in half, decorated at the two ends, which come together, with bird's heads, and with a silhouette of a bird on each arm, the arms are also inlaid (or overlaid) with brass plate; there is a ring at the folded end, with a spike on it, for cleaning the bowl.

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