13th October 2014 - Three new cast tongs by Benjamin Mountigue
3rd September 2014 - New Maker - John Ford & John Williams - Bath
27th November - New maker - John Jesson? - Birmingham
18th November - New maker - Simon Harris - Exeter
22nd September - New Scottish Provincial town - Dumfries
New maker - John Mackenzie
20th September 2013 - a paper discussing miniature sugar tongs
I see many occasions when people mis-state the date of London made sugar tongs. I have therefore compiled a complete list of the London hallmarks seen on sugar tongs from c1780 to 1820. Go to the London Assay Office page to see the list which can be downloaded.
I have often been asked "How do you display your sugar
tongs?". I have now seen a custom made cabinet, made just for sugar
tongs. It is a really superb piece of work and displays the tongs to
Click the picture to see it enlarged.
The maker of this cabinet is Steve Phillips of Chadwick End Cabinets Ltd
This web-site is dedicated to silver sugar tongs
mainly covering the approximate period from 1760 to 1820 but also beyond
into the early Victorian era. Only sugar tongs that were made in the
UK and Ireland are featured here although there were many other countries
making sugar tongs during this period. For navigation around the site,
please use the buttons at the top of every page.
This web-site is intended to be FOR YOU the site visitors. I am always happy to consider new features that you may like to see. If there is anything you would like to see added to the web-site, or changes made, please feel free to email me. I cannot guarantee I can do it but I will always consider it.
See Collectors Corner for more information about collecting antique silver.
One request I have had is to offer some sugar tongs for sale - is this something you would like to see?
you can email me here
You can obtain a signed copy of the only available book about Georgian silver sugar tongs - click the picture
Order now and receive a free additional insert of 65 new maker's marks found on tongs since the book was first published.
A recent comment:
Thank you very much for your excellent book on Georgian Silver Sugar Tongs which was very well packed and arrived today. I have found it very informative and much more comprehensive than I could have expected. It is a credit to you and I am considering buying another copy since this copy will be much referred to and will therefore soon become well thumbed"
copyright Graham Hodges - 2013
(most of the difficult & Technical stuff on this web-site was done by Matthew Hodges - Matthew's web-site is www.colourofwater.com