A rare pair of mid-eighteenth century silver sugar nips by one of Philadelphia’s most accomplished silversmiths. Philip Syng Jr. was the son of a silversmith and had two brothers who were silversmiths, but he is the most famous of the family. His silver can be seen in a number of major museums including the Met, Winterthur, The Philadelphia Museum and the Huntington. By far his most famous piece is the ink stand used at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
These nips are marked twice and also monogramed “II”.